Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Wild Card

Outgoing Iranian president could play destabilizing role in Iranian election

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.

Under Fire

Iran pols blast Ajad's Holocaust denialism

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.

Unusual Adviser

Pro-Iran advocate on nuclear proliferation oversight board

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.

Ahmadinejad in Trouble

Iranian president could be punished for electoral violations

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.

Who’s the Boss?

Expert: Iran’s military has trumped its religious apparatus

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei “has become a hostage” of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), an elite branch of Iran’s army that has quietly consolidated its economic and political power, a top Iran analyst said Tuesday.

Iran Celebrates Nuke Pursuit

Announces new reactors during ‘National Day of Nuclear Technology’

Russia has agreed to help Iran construct two new nuclear reactors in the coming year Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced on Tuesday, its “National Day of Nuclear Technology.”