Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, attended a private event with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, according to a newly resurfaced report.
LONDON (Reuters) — Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have deployed forces to three provinces to put down an eruption of anti-government unrest after six days of protests that have rattled the clerical leadership and left 21 people dead.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) on Thursday issued a statement of support for Iranian citizens protesting against their government, condemning the regime’s “hateful ideology” as more committed to regional conflicts than to the needs of its people.
Recently re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at the Trump administration this week, describing it as ignorant and saying that Iran “needs missiles” to confront the United States and its allies, according to recent remarks certain to rile leaders in Washington, D.C.
Jane Sanders, the wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), thinks the Islamic Republic of Iran can teach the world a thing or two about how to conduct elections.
Iranians yearning for more freedom at home and less isolation abroad have emphatically re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, throwing down a challenge to the conservative clergy that still holds ultimate sway.
Iran’s presidential race is important but far less significant than the looming succession for supreme leader.
Senior Iranian officials vowed on Wednesday to continue moving forward with nuclear weapons work and other banned activities as retaliation against the United States for breaching last year’s nuclear accord, according to reports in the country’s state-controlled media.
Iran’s supreme leader on Monday eliminated the possibility of a political comeback by the former hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, state media reported.