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Will not run in Iranian presidential vote, says Ahmadinejad

Will not run in Iranian presidential vote, says Ahmadinejad

Former hardline Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday he will not compete in next year`s presidential vote.

Iranian President to visit Islamabad this month

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit Pakistan at the end of this month in a bid to re-establish bilateral economic ties, the media reported on Thursday.

Voting extended as Iranians queue in crucial elections

The Islamic republic's ultimate authority, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was among the first to vote and he urged the country's 55 million-strong electorate to follow suit, as "it's both a duty and a right".

Ahmadinejad's former bodyguard killed in Syria: Report

A onetime bodyguard for former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been killed while fighting in Syria, says Iran's semi-official news agency on Friday.

Deal or no deal, Iran president faces headaches at home

Deal or no deal, Iran president faces headaches at home

Iran`s president has been pursuing a nuclear agreement for two years but even if a deal is reached Hassan Rouhani and his government will soon face mounting political pressure at home.

Deputy of former Iranian president Ahmadinejad arrested

Iranian authorities detained a former vice-president on Monday on undeclared charges, local news agencies reported, months after another deputy to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sentenced in a graft scandal.

Iran says can`t afford Ahmadinejad cash handouts

 Iran can no longer sustain the billions of dollars needed to pay cash handouts enacted by former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a top official said Tuesday, signalling plans to halt them.

Saudi king warns of Iran threat, rebels hit border town

 Saudi Arabia`s King Salman on Tuesday urged his fellow Gulf leaders to stand up to Iran, as Yemeni rebels backed by Tehran bombarded a Saudi border city.

Iran politics soiled by `dirty money`: minister

Iran`s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said Saturday political life in the Islamic republic was tainted by "dirty money", including from drugs, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Iran's Ahmadinejad launches website ahead of vote

Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a website ahead of parliamentary elections next year in a sign he may be eyeing a political comeback despite a recent corruption scandal.

Iran vice president under Ahmadinejad gets five years

Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran`s first vice president under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been sentenced to five years in prison and fined, state media said on Wednesday.

Iran's Internet censorship not working: President

President Hassan Rouhani re-entered Iran's feverish debate on Internet censorship and gender segregation on Sunday, saying neither policy was in the country's interest.

Iran convicts Ahmadinejad's vice president

Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran's first vice president under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been sentenced to prison and fined, it was reported on Monday.

Ex-nuclear negotiator named to Iran arbitration body

Hardline former top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili was on Thursday appointed to Iran`s top political arbitration body, the Expediency Council, state television reported.

Khamenei appoints Ahmadinejad member of expediency

Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appointed former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a member of Expediency Council, an administrative assembly.

Ahmadinejad gets post-presidency seat in top Iran council

Iran`s supreme leader on Monday appointed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the Expediency Council, the country`s top political arbitration body headed by an avid critic of the outgoing president.

Iran`s Ahmadinejad warns Israel will be `uprooted`

Iran`s outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned arch-foe Israel on Saturday in one of his last public speeches that a regional storm was brewing that would "uproot" the Jewish state.

Iran`s Ahmadinejad to set up university: Report

An Iranian news website says outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has obtained clearance to establish a technology university in Tehran after he leaves office next week.

Vladimir Putin to visit Iran for nuclear talks: Reports

President Vladimir Putin is to visit Iran in August to try to restart talks on Tehran`s controversial nuclear drive, a Russian newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Iran, Iraq have `exceptional` security role: Ahmadinejad

Iraq and Iran fought a bloody 1980-88 war launched by now-executed dictator Saddam Hussein.