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Israeli PM: World powers must 'wake up' on Iran nuke deal

Jun. 20, 2021 06:29 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday opened his first Cabinet meeting since swearing in his new coalition government last week with a condemnation of the new Iranian president. He said Iran's presidential election was a sign for world powers to “wake up”...

Diplomats to meet in Vienna for more Iran nuclear talks

Jun. 20, 2021 06:04 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Further talks between Iran and global powers were planned Sunday to try to negotiate and restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was later abandoned by the Trump administration. Senior diplomats from China, Germany,...

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency in low turnout

Jun. 20, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader's protege into Tehran's highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic's history. ...

Moderate candidate in Iran's presidential election concedes loss to hard-line judiciary chief in Instagram post

Jun. 19, 2021 01:37 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Moderate candidate in Iran's presidential election concedes loss to hard-line judiciary chief in Instagram post.

Apathy greets Iran presidential vote dominated by hard-liner

Jun. 18, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in a presidential election dominated by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's hard-line protege after the disqualification of his strongest competition, fueling apathy that left some polling places largely deserted despite pleas to...

In Iran's subdued election, many voters appear to stay home

Jun. 18, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As Iranian state TV showed people streaming to cast their ballots Friday and news anchors praised them for coming out to vote, very different scenes played out on Tehran’s streets, where many polling places appeared relatively empty. ...

A look at Iran's election, which will see vote for president

Jun. 18, 2021 04:22 AM EDT

A look at some of the numbers that explain Iran's upcoming presidential election: • More than 59 million eligible voters in Iran, a nation home to over 80 million people; • Seven presidential candidates approved by Iran's Guardian Council to run...

A look at the candidates in Iran's presidential election

Jun. 18, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

Iranians were voting Friday on who should be the country's next president amid tensions with the West over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. While the race is wide open due to President Hassan Rouhani being term limited from running again, authorities barred...

EXPLAINER: Iran vote to determine next president, direction

Jun. 18, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's presidential election Friday will determine who will lead the country's civilian government as tensions remain high between the Islamic Republic and the West over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. WHO IS RUNNING? ...

Iran's supreme leader casts ceremonial first vote in a presidential election tipped in favor of his hard-line protege

Jun. 17, 2021 22:36 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader casts ceremonial first vote in a presidential election tipped in favor of his hard-line protege.