Iran president denounces aide's disqualification from election
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to ask Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to intervene. Ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, also disqualified, won't appeal. TEHRAN — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday denounced as unjust the supervisory electoral body's disqualification of his top aide from next month's presidential poll and said he plans to appeal to the nation's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Iran disqualifies 2 high-profile presidential candidates
Ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, a confidant of the outgoing president, have been seen as disloyal to the supreme leader. TEHRAN — In a highly anticipated decision likely to spark controversy, Iran's supervisory electoral body on Tuesday disqualified two high-profile candidates from next month's presidential race after both were assailed as disloyal to the nation's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Iran expects 'progress' in U.N. nuclear talks, West skeptical
VIENNA - Iran expects progress will be made in talks this week with the United Nations' atomic agency, Tehran's nuclear envoy said on Monday, but Western diplomats held out little hope of an end to the deadlock.
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Exclusive: Sources say senior Iranian diplomat detained in March
UNITED NATIONS - A senior Iranian diplomat linked to Iran's reformists was detained in Tehran in March, possibly as part of a crackdown on dissidents ahead of the June presidential election, sources familiar with the case told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Iran to meet U.N. nuclear watchdog in May: Iranian media
DUBAI - Iran and the United Nations nuclear watchdog will have further talks over Tehran's disputed nuclear program on May 21 in Vienna, Iranian media said on Monday.
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