At Tehran rally, little interest in U.S. election
As Iranians mark the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, few are much concerned about who wins the U.S. presidential race. TEHRAN — Iran may be a major foreign policy issue in U.S. presidential politics, but few attendees at an Iranian government-organized rally Friday denouncing the United States seemed concerned about the outcome of the upcoming American election.
Mideast upheaval stirs pot in presidential race
Mitt Romney could use it to try to cut into President Obama's advantage on foreign policy, but that strategy also carries risks. WASHINGTON — Rioters storming U.S. embassy gates. American flags torn down and set ablaze. The latest scenes exploding across TV screens have particular resonance for those who remember the hostage crisis in Iran that helped cost Jimmy Carter his presidency and bring Ronald Reagan to power. And they are making at least some Democrats nervous about the potential impact on the election this November.
Iran bars candidates for presidential election
DUBAI - Iranian authorities barred two potentially powerful and disruptive candidates from running in next month's presidential election on Tuesday, ensuring a contest largely among hardliners loyal to the clerical supreme leader.
Found less than 1 hour ago on channel Reuters
Rafsanjani, Ahmadinejad ally barred from Iran election
DUBAI - Iranian authorities on Tuesday barred former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a relative moderate, from running in the June 14 election, along with a protégé of the current president, leaving mainly hardliners left to contest the vote.
Found 11 hours ago on channel Reuters
The Lede: Former President of Iran Disqualified From Race to Succeed Ahmadinejad, State TV Says
Iran’s state television announced Tuesday that Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a two-term former president who called for greater freedom during protests in 2009 protests, has been barred from running in next month’s election to succeed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.