Iran's Guardian Council seems to have all but snuffed out any moderate or reformist competition ahead of June's election.
The Islamic Republic’s cleric-dominated top Guardian Council disqualifies all moderate and reformist candidates ahead of the June presidential election, paving the way for a conservative victory.
Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s unorthodox views towards Iran’s military establishment angers the supreme leader, deepening moderate-hardliner infighting as June elections approach.
Could the leaked Javad Zarif tape end up inadvertently giving centrists and reformists a greater chance in the upcoming elections?
President Rouhani wants perpetrators behind allegedly stolen recording of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif found as officials call "theft of documents a conspiracy against the government".
Hit by US sanctions, Iran desperately needs partners to sell its oil, while China wants to increase its political and economic clout across the Middle East.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticised Europe's "inactivity on JCPOA commitments" and added that Iran is committed to "preserving the JCPOA and is the only party that has paid a price for it."
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the US strikes were "illegal and a violation of Syria's sovereignty" in a meeting with his visiting Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein.
Iranian hardliners may see every progressive delay in nuclear talks as a signal to take one step back.
Iranian state TV reports Tehran has started to limit International Atomic Energy Agency’s inspections as Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says the country won’t share surveillance footage of its nuclear facilities with the UN agency.
US President Biden says Washington will not lift sanctions on Tehran until it shows compliance to 2015 nuclear deal. Tehran wants Washington to lift sanctions first before it returns to strict compliance with the pact.
Iran's statement comes as US President Joe Biden's administration tries to explore ways to restore the 2015 nuclear deal that was abandoned in 2018 by former President Donald Trump, who restored sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
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