A senior Iranian cleric during a speech at the University of Tehran urged a crowd that included former President Mahmoud Admadinejad to continue to “support Iran’s development of nuclear power.”
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad emerged from hiding on Wednesday to deliver a rare public speech in which he told Iranians, “We can rest the day that we raise the flag of martyrs over the White House,” according to an independent translation of Persian language media reports.
The Iranian parliament’s recent investigation into a scheme to import luxury cars instead of medicine threatens to erode the credibility of a leading pro-Iran lobbying group that has long claimed that economic sanctions are preventing access to medicine in Iran.
The latest round of nuclear negotiations between world leaders and Iran this week are not likely to lead to a comprehensive deal, according to President Obama’s former “WMD Czar.”
Western media outlets reporting on the cancellation of a little-known Iranian film festival appear to have confused it with the infamous World Without Zionism conference, which in 2005 featured a call from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to wipe Israel “from the map.”
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a member of Iran’s Expediency Council, a government body that has supervisory and arbitration powers over other parts of the Iranian government, the Tower reports.
Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims to have left his successor with more than $100 billion in “foreign currency reserves,” including significant gold reserves.
Prominent mainstream news publications are in happy agreement on what they have identified as the most important characteristic of the new Iranian president, Hassan Rowhani, selected on Saturday to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: He is a “moderate.”
Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could emerge as an unlikely wild card in the country’s upcoming elections following a full-blown falling out with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, according to regional experts.
Ahmadinejad, a once loyal Khamenei ally, has butted heads with the supreme leader as his presidential term comes to an end this June.