Eye on Iran News


  • TOP STORIES Decisively Re-Elected, Rouhani Defies Hardliners, Pledges To Open Iran | Reuters President Hassan Rouhani pledged on Saturday to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, throwing down a defiant challenge to his hardline opponents after securing a decisive re-election for a second...
  • TOP STORIES Iranians Queue Up To Vote In Fiercely-Contested Presidential Election | Reuters Millions of Iranians joined long queues to vote on Friday, an early sign of strong turnout in an unexpectedly tight presidential election that could determine the future of the country's nascent emergence from international isolation. The presidential...
  • TOP STORIES Trump Administration Keeps ‘Status Quo’ On Iran Sanctions | Wall Street Journal The Trump administration’s decision to renew waivers under the nuclear deal and add seven to its blacklist adheres to the status quo regarding the U.S. posture on Iran, sanctions experts said. On Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury...
  • TOP STORIES Iran’s Supreme Leader Warns of Possible Election Fraud | New York Times Iran’s supreme leader issued a warning on Wednesday, saying there was a chance that some individuals — he wasn’t clear which — might interfere in Friday’s presidential elections. In 2009, widespread allegations of fraud led to...
  • TOP STORIES Iran's Re-Engagement With The World At Stake In Friday Presidential Vote | Reuters Iranians vote for president on Friday in a contest likely to determine whether Tehran's re-engagement with the world stalls or quickens, although whatever the outcome no change is expected to its revolutionary system of conservative...
  • TOP STORIES Conservative Drops Out Of Iran Election To Back Hard-Liner | Associated Press A conservative candidate dropped out of Iran's presidential election on Monday to back a hard-liner, state television reported, narrowing the field of those hoping to unseat moderate President Hassan Rouhani. The report said Tehran Mayor Mohammad...
  • TOP STORIES Iran’s President Faces A Tough Fight For Reelection | The Washington Post It may be a busy election cycle in Europe, with attention focused on upcoming parliamentary votes in France, Britain and Germany. But don't forget about Iran. On May 19, Iranians will go to the polls to...
  • TOP STORIES Election Gloves Come Off As Rouhani Attacks Iran Hardliners | Financial Times Thousands of young Iranians danced and sang along to pop and folk music as they waited for President Hassan Rouhani to arrive at a rally ahead of next week’s election. Many wore purple and green wristbands...
  • TOP STORIES Iran's Rouhani Lashes Rivals With Rare Criticism Of Security Forces, Ruling Clerics | The Washington Post Iran’s moderate president, Hassan Rouhani, has delivered rare rebukes in recent days to the country’s powerful Shiite clergy and allied security forces, lashing out at rivals and their hard-line backers ahead of...