The possible diplomacy of a moderate president like Rouhani can be a catalyst for human rights and systematic change, but it cannot be done in a vacuum.
Journalist yells “Remember, Mousavi must be present!” at President-Elect Rouhani live press conference
It was bound to happen. President-elect Dr. Hassan Rouhani ran on a campaign of hope and prudence, and on June 14 shocked the world by being elected as Iran’s new president (to be sworn-in in August). One of his key campaign promises was to create a more open atmosphere in Iran following the 2009 presidential [...]
Exclusive: Iran News Now’s Conversation with Dr. Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s New President: “Govt of hope and prudence seeks to eliminate gaps between our people, create conditions for improved atmosphere”
Dr. Hassan Rouhani has just officially won the 2013 Iran presidential election. He is now officially President Hassan Rouhani of Iran. On May 31, near the very beginning of the campaign cycle in Iran, about one week after the 8 candidates that passed the vetting process of the Guardian Council were announced, INN and the [...]
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How an explosive Wikileaks revelation about Supreme Leader’s top aide seeking U.S. government money for presidential run might help Ahmadinejad and his right-hand man, Mashaei
Laura Rozen reports in Al-Monitor’s Back Channel on the explosive Wikileaks US cable that implicates Ayatollah Khamenei’s top aide and former Iran Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Velayati, in a purported outreach to the U.S. government, seeking funds for a prospective run in Iran’s presidential election. From Laura Rozen’s report: In 2007, an Iranian doctor who [...]
James Miller, manning the INN desk today while Dave Siavashi is on the road:
Iran, Israel and the United States: Our destinies need not be bound by political hatreds, fears, and squabblings
If you happen to have grown up in the west, you are certainly familiar with the horror that was the holocaust. You would know about how the Jews were singled out by the Nazis, how they were demonized, how Nazi propaganda dehumanized them, and ultimately you would know that millions of innocent Jews were killed. [...]
Acknowledging Iran in the drowning din of media chatter
Last year, tens of thousands Iranians protested in solidarity with uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Several people were killed, hundreds were arrested. Today we watch for signs of renewed protests.
A few pictures from Iran, taken by ordinary people and posted to Instagram
A historic day: The first post-Mubarak elections in Egypt
We are monitoring reports from various sources in Tripoli, Libya today, indicating that clashes are occurring in several neighborhoods there.
He looks like he is somewhat annoyed and unimpressed, while those around him appear nervous (and rightfully so).