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Diplomats to meet in Vienna for more Iran nuclear talks

Jun. 20, 2021 05:37 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. ...

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.

Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance as Islamic Republic votes

Jun. 17, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers hangs in the balance as the country prepares to vote on Friday for a new president and diplomats press on with efforts to get both the U.S. and Tehran to reenter the accord. The deal...

Biden, Putin discuss ambassadors, nuclear weapons and more

Jun. 17, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin of Russia spent more than three hours discussing issues Wednesday at their summit in Geneva. They ticked through their respective lists so quickly and in such “excruciating detail,” Biden says, that they looked at each other and thought, “OK, what...