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Iran’s supreme leader mocks US democracy

Iran’s supreme leader mocks US democracy

Iran's supreme leader has mocked the rancorous aftermath of Election Day in the United States, saying that the vote has exposed the reality of US democracy.

Khamenei tells Rouhani govt to solve economic problems

Khamenei tells Rouhani govt to solve economic problems

Iranian lawmakers launched impeachment proceedings against the education minister on Wednesday, stepping up pressure on President Hassan Rouhani

Khamenei says 'no war, no negotiations with the US'

Khamenei says 'no war, no negotiations with the US'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments add to the pressure on President Hassan Rouhani following a collapse in the currency and widespread protests over high prices and corruption.

Iranian pilgrims return to Haj after boycott last year

Iranian pilgrims return to Haj after boycott last year

Nearly 90,000 Iranians are expected to attend the Haj this year, and were due to start arriving on Sunday, after Tehran boycotted the pilgrimage last year amid tensions with Saudi Arabia.

Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

Iran's former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the surprise move on Wednesday of registering for next month's presidential election.

Former Iranian president Rafsanjani dies at 82

Former Iranian president Rafsanjani dies at 82

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died in hospital on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, the ISNA and Fars news agencies reported.

Rouhani allies seek control of parliament as Iran votes

Rouhani allies seek control of parliament as Iran votes

Iranians voted in second round elections for almost a quarter of parliament's seats, the latest political showdown between reformist and conservative politicians seeking to influence the country's future.

Khamenei says economy first as new Iranian year begins

Khamenei says economy first as new Iranian year begins

Iran's supreme leader said on Sunday that the economy must come first, insisting in a Persian new year's day message that domestic production is the best route to a strong recovery.

Iranians vote in election likely to shape post-sanctions era

Iranians vote in election likely to shape post-sanctions era

Iranians are voting in two crucial elections, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urging a big turnout in order to frustrate Tehran's foes.