Tag: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran anti-Israel anti-US protest (Ebrahim Noroozi / Associated Press)

Jacqueline Saper: Two Irans and One Holocaust

Perhaps the next time we hear another hateful comment about the Holocaust from an Iranian official, we can remind ourselves of the two pre- and post-revolutionary Irans.

Iran's long exiled Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi speaks during an interview at the Associated Press bureau in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017. Pahlavi is hoping for a peaceful revolution in his homeland in the age of Donald Trump. But whether Pahlavi could translate nostalgia for the Iran’s monarchy and its …

Exiled Iranian Royal Sees Chance to End the Islamic Republic

WASHINGTON — Reza Pahlavi concentrates intently on the little cellphone in his hand, scrolling through clips of chanting Iranians and explaining why the protests unsettling his homeland are different this time. Even as the latest reports suggest the unrest may be ebbing, the scion of Persia’s 2,500-year-old monarchy believes Iran’s people are writing a new future for themselves, and perhaps for their exiled son.

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Report: Former Iran Leader Ahmadinejad Held for Inciting Unrest

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested by authorities for allegedly inciting unrest against the government, the London-based daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported Saturday, citing “reliable sources in Tehran.”

Iran rebels pose with a U.S. flag they bayoneted upside down on trees at Sultanabad Garrison northeast of Tehran, Iran on Feb. 12, 1979. (AP Photo/Saris)

A Brief Timeline of Iran-Sponsored Terrorism Since 1979

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From its warmongering in Iraq, Syria, and to a degree in Yemen, to its meddling in Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian territories and Turkey, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its terrorist proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah, have caused chaos in the Middle East region since it came to power in 1979.

An Iranian cleric walks past a mural depicting a woman in downtown Tehran on February 24, 2016. / AFP / BEHROUZ MEHRI (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Reform: Tehran Boasts New U.S.-Educated Mayor

Tehran’s city council has appointed a U.S.-educated technocrat as the new mayor of Iran’s capital, part of a reformist sweep of seats on the municipal board in the May election.

Supporters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani chant slogans during a campaign rally in Zanjan on May 16, 2017. Iran's presidential election is effectively a choice between moderate incumbent Rouhani and hardline jurist Ebrahim Raisi

Iran’s Presidential Election Pits ‘Reformist’ Rouhani Against Hardline Cleric

On Friday, Iran will hold its 12th presidential election, where approximately 55 million eligible Iranians will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for either incumbent “reformist” President Hassan Rouhani or hardliner Ebrahim Raisi (also known as Ebrahim Rais os-Sadati), a close friend of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and his understudy.

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, talks with a man after receiving his petition for help outside his house in northeastern Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Ahmadinejad receive petitions there to pass on to authorities. He has launched a political campaign ahead of February’s parliamentary elections in what could …

Ahmadinejad Disqualified from Iranian Presidential Election

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a big splash with his theatrical eleventh-hour entry into the 2017 presidential race, with some Iranian analysts immediately declaring him the third man in a three-way race (which has about 1,600 also-rans).

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he leaves a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey May 9, 2011. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Sees no Threat From U.S.

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday he does not view recent U.S. missile strikes on ally Syria as a message for Iran, which he called a “powerful country” that the U.S. cannot harm.

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In Surprise Move, Iran’s Ahmadinejad to Run for President

Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday unexpectedly filed to run in the country’s May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the supreme leader to stay out of the race.

IRAN, Tehran : Iranian outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is seen during a ceremony at Tehran's Golestan Palace celebrating its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List on July 7, 2013. The palace, built in the 16th century, is a masterpiece of the art of the Qajar period. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE

Former Iranian Strongman Ahmadinejad Lectures Trump: ‘Be Humble’

In a lengthy and sometimes rambling letter to President Donald Trump, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — the man who famously said Israel should be wiped off the face of the Earth and the Holocaust was a myth — told Trump to be humble and keep his promises.

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Report: Iran’s Ahmadinejad Declines to Run for President

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not run for president in next year’s Iranian election, he said on Tuesday, bowing to the wishes of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who said his candidacy would increase divisions in Iran.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he leaves a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey May 9, 2011. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the Comeback Trail in Iran

Iran’s former President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been making a political “comeback” (as Foreign Desk News puts it) and appears to be a strong contender against incumbent President Hassan Rouhani when elections are held eight months from now.