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.
JERUSALEM — Several candidates for the Iranian presidency have attacked outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for encouraging international scorn of Iran because of his denial of the Holocaust.
A former senior official at a pro-Iran activist group has been a member of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) since June 2012, sparking concern among proponents of a tough U.S. policy stance toward Tehran.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could face up to “74 lashes” with a whip for allegedly interfering in the country’s upcoming elections, according to regional media reports.