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Hassan Rohani

First post-election nuclear talks may come next month

Nuclear talks between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog may resume in August, diplomats said on Monday July 8. » read more

Ahmadinejad administration urged to help release prisoners

Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami has called on the Ahmadinejad administration to make efforts to release political prisoners and leave behind a “positive legacy.” » read more

President-elect makes appeal to clergy

Hassan Rohani told a meeting of clergy members on Wednesday July 3 that a strong government need not be one that intrudes into people’s private lives, adding that the Iranian people are hoping for change and development. » read more

Zamaneh Editor-in-Chief on Outcome of Iranian Elections

A portion of the Akhbar Rooz interview with Zamaneh Editor-in-Chief Mohammadreza Nikfar about the outcome of 2013 presidential election in Iran and its significance. » read more

President-elect says all must bow to voters’ wishes

Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rohani says the majority of Iranians voted for “moderation, reason, collective wisdom, moving along expert paths and refraining from extremism and arbitrariness”, and the future administration will work within this framework. » read more

Iranians React to Hassan Rohani’s Victory

The results of the 2013 presidential election in Iran were announced after hours of delay, with Hassan Rohani, the only reformist-backed candidate, declared the victor. “This time it seems like they really counted the votes,” said some of the youth on the streets. “This time they took note of our votes.” » read more

Dead blogger’s lawyer slams officials for delays

The lawyer for Sattar Beheshti’s family claims the main perpetrator of the blogger’s death is an interrogations officer at the Ministry of Intelligence and she criticized the judiciary for delaying the proceedings. » read more

Ministry clarifies statement on nuclear negotiators

A spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry has announced that the actual members of Hassan Rohani’s nuclear negotiating team have not been chosen yet by the president-elect, and reports to the contrary have been a misinterpretation of the foreign minister’s statement. » read more

President-elect selects nuclear negotiation team

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi announced that the new president, Hassan Rohani, has appointed a new group to continue with the next round of nuclear negotiations. » read more

Rohani’s Victory and Future of Nuclear Negotiations

Iran’s 2013 presidential election will have rippling effects on the fate of reform in Iranian politics, on political alignments, interaction amongst political camps, relations between the branches of government, between the clergy and the Revolutionary Guards, as well as on the relations between the government, specifically the Supreme Leader, and the many social  movements in Iran. However, the most important outcome of the election speaks to Iran’s nuclear policy and the nuclear negotiations with the P5+1. » read more