Iran’s Ahmadinejad to obstacle ally’s ban from political election
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated on Wed he would request Iran’s supreme head to invert a ban avoiding his assist from running in following month’s presidential survey, an experiment of balance following the violent stress of the 2009 political election.
The Guardian Council, recharged with vetting all applicants, disqualified Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie, Ahmadinejad’s previous primary of personnel, on Tues, and also ex...Read Full Story
Iran’s human rights record questioned in run-up to June elections
by Steve Dew-Jones
Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani greets his wife Fatemah after his release from prison in September 2012.
Iran’s treatment of its Christian minority has come under fresh scrutiny in recent months with some damning verdicts on the country’s human rights record.
Reports from the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and New York-based International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) cite evidence...Read Full Story
Tehran has reportedly upgraded its nuclear program by adding advanced uranium enrichment facilities and building a plutonium-producing reactor according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The IAEA report reflects the increased international concerns about the potential proliferation dangers it represents as the completion date approaches, the Huffington Post reports.
According to the report, the concern of the West lies in the fact that uranium enrichment will be even more...Read Full Story
May 21 2013 @ 2:42pm
Increasingly looking like Iran's presidential election will be one man, one vote. That one man's name is Ayatollah Khamenei.— Karim Sadjadpour (@ksadjadpour) May 21, 2013
The Guardian Council has now barred the surprise candidacies of former president Rafsanjani and the Ahmadi-allied Mashaei. Rumors over the weekend said the rationale for disqualifying Rafsanjani would be his age (78), and security services had already been readying themselves...Read Full Story
Oct. 26, 2010: The reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant is seen, just outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran.AP
VIENNA – Iran is moving ahead to update a program the West fears could be used to make nuclear weapons, diplomats said Wednesday, despite high-level diplomacy aimed at stopping it from doing so.
Three diplomats said Tehran now has installed close to 700 high-tech centrifuges in an upgrade of its uranium enrichment program since the start of the year. That...Read Full Story
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A community portal about Iran with blogs, videos, and photos. According to Wikipedia.org: Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, and formerly known as Persia in the West, is a southwest Asian country located in the Middle East. Iran borders Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan to the north, Pakistan and Afghanistan to the east, and Turkey and Iraq to the west. In addition, it borders the Persian Gulf, across which lie Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Shi'a Islam is the official state religion and Persian the official language.