Rouhani’s Second Term Begins

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by Farideh Farhi Iranian President Hassan Rouhani began his second term with the nomination of 17 proposed ministers for his 18-member cabinet on Tuesday (the nominee for the ministry of sciences, research, and technology has yet to be proposed). And,… Continue Reading  

Is Rouhani in Trouble?

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by Farideh Farhi While the United States is moving towards wrapping its rather unusual election, Iran is about to begin its electoral cycle. The date for the combined presidential and municipal elections was set for May 19, prior to the… Continue Reading  

This Week in Iranian News – September 5-12

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by Shawn Amoei Foreign Affairs President Hassan Rouhani cites improved relations with Europe as a top foreign policy priority. Yemen confirms that a kidnapped Iranian diplomat is in al-Qaeda custody. Audio from a speech by former President Hashemi Rafsanjani blaming… Continue Reading