The election of the moderate Hassan Rouhani as Iran`s new president is a game-changer which could set a new tone and soothe tensions with the West.
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel met his Israeli counterpart Moshe Ya`alon, at the Pentagon and discussed the current situation in Syria and the elections in Iran.
Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for a high turnout as over 60,000 polling stations opened across the country on Friday for the 11th presidential elections.
6 contenders for Iran`s president issued appeal for calm as officials extended polling hours in first election since outgoing President Mahmoud`s Ahmadinejad`s 2009 re-election sparked mass protests.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may face a more hostile house in the remaining 18 months of his second term in office.
Iran`s media reported a huge turnout
in parliamentary elections on Saturday.
An Iranian court on Saturday sentenced a student who took part in protests following Iran`s disputed presidential election this year to eight years in prison, a website reported.
Ten more protesters who opposed
the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were put on
trial in a revolutionary court in Tehran on Sunday, a news
The trials began on Saturday of 100 prominent moderates arrested shortly after Iran`s disputed June Presidential Election and charged with trying to overthrow the clerical establishment, Iranian media reported.
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