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Iran could not tender new projects until the terms were finalized, but, going into an election year in 2017, those opposed to President Hassan Rouhani were bent on denying him any deals that could boost his economic program. Thus, the oil ministry was stuck in a holding pattern until after the elections.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis noted, "We have worrisome evidence that Iran is trying to influence — using money — the Iraqi elections. That money is being used to sway candidates, to sway votes." In Yemen, the Iranian regime is threatening Saudi Arabia through military support for the Houthis who launch ...

“The history of Nowruz is rooted in Iran, where for millennia a proud nation has overcome great challenges by the strength of its culture and the resilience of its people,” Trump said in a statement released Monday. “Today, the Iranian people face another challenge: rulers who serve themselves instead of ...
World leaders are congratulating Vladimir Putin on his election for a new six-year term as Russian president, but Western leaders have been slow to respond amid recent tensions. ... The leaders of Iran, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba were among others who sent their best wishes.
An Iraqi supporter of Moqtada Al-Sadr raises a sign showing the colors of the Iraqi flag superimposed on a hand flashing the victory gesture with a caption in Arabic reading at the bottom 'million-man march, reformist, electoral, walking towards reform,' during a demonstration in Baghdad against corruption ...
18 (MNA) – Iran's First Vice-President Es'hagh Jahangiri has sent a congratulations message to Li Keqiang over his re-election as the Prime Minister of ... The Iranian first vice-president's message read “the bilateral relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the People's Republic of China have ...

According to a Russian official working for Russian Embassy in Tehran, voting began at 8 o'clock local time and will continue until 20:00 today at a polling station created in the Russian ... Russian presidential elections are underway on Sunday with Vladimir Putin expected to win easily for the fourth term.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday called for a "year of unity" after recent protests as Iran celebrated 39 years since the Islamic revolution. Rouhani said conservative officials should not block candidates they dislike from future elections, and that there should be greater trust in the people, including ...
Asked to select the single most important problem or challenge currently facing Iran, respondents overwhelmingly selected unemployment (40.1 ... And this number correlates with the over 70 percent of voters that cast ballots in Iranian elections—surely a sign of a system's “legitimacy” if there ever was one.
Contrary to Haider al-Abadi's announcement that armed groups would be barred from running for office, the Hashd al-Shaabi is taking part in elections using pseudo names. But this will lead to two things. First, election campaigns will tend to focus more on military victories against ISIS and confronting the ...
This is not the first time that Israeli airspace has been violated by Iranian drones, but this incident comes amid rising tensions between Iran and Israel. ... Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi—who lost Iran's presidential election last year, but might still be in line to become the next supreme leader—was escorted within ...
For years, ASL19 was at the forefront of a new push for digital freedoms in the wake of Iran's Green Revolution. After the 2009 election, liberal Iranians had taken to the streets to protest irregularities in the vote. Facing brutal opposition by police, they also took to Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, sharing ...
London, 08 Feb - There are two elections in the Middle East, this May, which could greatly affect Iranian power in the region. In both the Iraqi and the Lebanese elections, the Iranian proxies stand a good chance of increasing their share of the vote and consolidating their control over the government.
Two weeks ago, for example, before the deadline to register for the May 12 elections, the prime minister tripped on an obvious land mine. He welcomed ... job himself. Another is the pro-Iranian militia leaders, who are close to Iran's Revolutionary Guards, a liability that has already backfired on Mr. Abadi.
Ahead of Iraq's May parliamentary elections, Iranian-backed militias announced the formation of a coalition called al Fatah al Mubin (Manifest Victory). It is led by Hadi al Ameri, chief of the Badr Organization and current Iraqi parliamentarian, who has close ties to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ...
One could argue that the very presence of US troops adjacent to Iranian-controlled Syrian territory presents a nuisance to Iran, which is correct. ... The proposal mentioned to decide his fate through elections is also odd: if free and fair elections are possible and Assad were to win, would that really reconcile ...
Foreign governments would be targeted if they purchased ads to influence an election; use social media to spread false information to American voters; hack campaign emails; or hinder access to elections infrastructure such as websites providing information on polling locations, the bill says. The political ...

Abadi took over the premiership in 2014 from Nuri al-Maliki, a close ally of Iran widely blamed by Iraqi politicians for the army's collapse as Islamic State ... The prime minister did, however, secure the support of powerful coalition of Iranian-backed Shi'ite groups who took part in the war on Islamic State, led ...
(CNN) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani mocked Donald Trump for failing to kill off the Iran nuclear deal despite the US leader's 2016 election ... Despite keeping the deal intact, Trump stirred ire in Tehran on Friday by announcing fresh separate sanctions on 14 Iranian individuals and entities at the same ...
Telegram, with 40 million users in Iran, in late December shut down a channel that Tehran had accused of encouraging violence. But it declined to block other channels, prompting Iranian authorities to block access to the app. Many Iranians access Telegram using virtual private networks (VPNs) and other ...
Despite his portrayal in some Western media outlets, Rouhani has never called himself a political reformer nor has the Iranian public ever considered him to be one. His election victory had less to do with his own popularity than with the unpopularity of his hard-liner opponent, Ibrahim Raisi. Over the course ...
The protesters — motivated by unemployment, inflation and a lack of change after the lifting of international sanctions in 2015 — are speaking out against Iran's leaders, and in some cases they're even praising the government overthrown in 1979 by the Iranian Revolution. Iran's government is known as an ...
FILE - In this June 15, 2009 file photo, hundreds of thousands of supporters of leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, turn out to protest the result of the election, in Azadi (Freedom) square, Tehran, Iran. Nearly nine years ago, the upheaval was stunning. Massive crowds marched ...
Iran is struggling to contain the most significant protests in years, as citizens vent pent-up frustrations over President Hassan Rouhani's failure to deliver greater political changes and .... Italy, Hungary and the Czech Republic are among the European countries voting in potentially pivotal elections this year.
Iran will push back. If the nuclear deal fails, Iran would ramp up its nuclear program, and the threat of U.S. and/or Israeli strikes would again hang over the region. ... In 2018, the populism apparent in the Brexit vote and election of Donald Trump will create a toxic, anti-establishment populism in developing ...
The extent of this blackout is not yet clear—Iranian students and others have reported that desktop versions of the Telegram system were still working, and ... During Iran's elections earlier this year, young citizens were hoping the Rouhani administration would open up access to the internet, and Rouhani ...
After the 2009 Green Movement—a failed attempt to overturn a stolen presidential election through street protests—the Iranian political establishment took ... And Telegram, available outside Iran's “fitlernet” and with its high performance at low internet speeds, has become a uniquely potent and ubiquitous ...
Episodic Iranian unrest, from the focused, reformist uprising of 2009 (led by middle-class protesters of Tehran) to the current, wildly rejectionist riots (spearheaded by ... Not even the emerging regional threats by a new Arab/Israeli alliance and the election of a blatantly anti-Iran president in the United States ...
Iran's supreme leader has accused the country's enemies of stirring days of protests that have claimed at least 22 lives. ... The protests are the largest since the disputed 2009 presidential election. ... On Tuesday, Mr Trump said the people were "finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime".
An Iranian woman raises her fist amid tear gas during a protest at the University of Tehran on Saturday. Contributor / AFP - Getty Images ... They are the largest protests since the country's disputed 2009 presidential election — which triggered the so-called "Green Movement." State TV reported Tuesday that ...
Saudi-based Al Arabiya news agency reports that Iranian telecom providers have begun to cut off internet access in response to the ongoing demonstrations, an action also taken in 2009 in several Iranian cities in response to protests against allegedly unfair elections. Separate state-sponsored rallies were ...
The president then questioned whether voters would want to elect Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections while the economy and stock market were doing ... on Sunday morning to again voice his support for protesters in Iran and to attack Democrats as the U.S. heads into a crucial midterm election year.
While Iran's mission to the UN earlier said its absence from the UN General Assembly voting on Myanmar was to protest the Third Committee's politicized ... Iran's absence in the session seems to have made headlines at a time when Tehran, especially Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, has ...
Photograph: Yegor Aleyev/TASS. Russia will vote in presidential elections next month that Vladimir Putin is certain to win. ... If this rigged election were being held in Iran or Zimbabwe or Venezuela, screams of tweeted outrage would issue daily from the White House. But Donald Trump is strangely silent.
While parts of the video from the June 4, 1989, Assembly of Experts meeting have been seen before by Iranian viewers, the entire, complete version not only shows the intricacies of the election process but offers new information that was not public knowledge. The video begins with a discussion about ...
The announcement will mean that for the time being, the United States is not withdrawing from the nuclear deal or is not currently proactively working to see it canceled, despite the fact that Trump promised to do so during his election campaign. The decision was reached following weeks of internal debate ...
As Iraqis work to heal the wounds they suffered at the hands of ISIS, the fragile state of affairs in Iraq remains susceptible to deep sectarian tensions, rising Iranian influence, and an emboldened Kurdish independence movement. All the while, the Iraqi people face monumental decisions in the looming May ...
News highlights of the day: Chinese, Indian, Iranian firms eye $10 ..... in Parliament before Gujarat elections," he told a gathering of Dalits in this ...
The leaders of Iran and Turkey have supported the convocation of a Syrian ... Speaking after meeting his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani and ... constitutional reform and free elections, Putin said after the trilateral meeting ...
White House says Iran 'exploits' mass starvation in Yemen while ... 2216 and 2231 as the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps exploits the ... of the vote in a single-candidate election in 2012 before himself becoming ...
(NEW YORK) — Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, the Iranian-British dual citizen ... back in 2009 in the riots after the 10th presidential election in Iran.
Israel Climbing Up Too High a Tree Over Iran's Presence in Syria ... He thinks that the combination of the increased Iranian and Russian ... serve as an pretext for breaking up the coalition and moving the next election up to ...
This probably reflects Iran's confidence in Iraq's commitments to it, and ... Iraqi parliament, which is preparing for an election expected in May.
Putin brings Iran and Turkey together in bold Syria peace plan ... leave Syria's Russian- and Iranian-backed president, Bashar al-Assad, in power within ... committed to a peace process, constitutional reform and free elections.
Iranian leaders on Tuesday declared the end of the territorial hold of the Islamic State militant ... Iran's President Hassan Rouhani waves to supporters at a polling station during the presidential election in Tehran on May 19.
The election of Donald Trump did something to us all. ... in order to side with Trump on such issues as undermining the Iran nuclear deal and ... "Unable to win elections, they exploit their control over the bureaucracy and ...
Iraqi VP calls Iran-backed militias his nation's top threat ... The Iranian-backed factions “have gained a lot of power and maybe they can pose more problems,” al-Nujaifi said. ... In a nod to Iraq's 2018 national election and his likely role in it, he said a new coalition ... 7 takeaways from Tuesday's elections.
... his administration since he won the election exactly one year ago. ... Iran on notice about its opposition to the nuclear deal, Pence added.
Blaming Iran for causing "disorder and destruction" in Lebanon, he lashed out at ... an influential former Iranian foreign minister who is close to Iran's ... with the sole aim of taking the country forward to next summer's elections".
Saudi Arabia's moves over the past few days are bringing it closer to direct war with Iran. But this process seems to have been kick started by ...


 

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