Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Retired French professor Robert Faurisson, with pin-striped suit, gestures as he speaks to journalists about Nazis during World War II, outside the University of Teramo campus in Teramo, central Italy, Friday May 18, 2007. The university closed one of its campuses for the day Friday, to prevent a planned lecture …

French Holocaust Denier Robert Faurisson Dies at 89

LYON – Robert Faurisson, a former French academic who was convicted several times for claiming there was no systematic mass killings of Jews by Nazi Germany, has died aged 89 in his hometown of Vichy, central France, his sister and his editor said Monday.

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.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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.