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Hassan Rouhani becomes Iran’s president

Hassan Rouhani becomes Iran’s president

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Today, Saturday, August 3, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed Hassan Rouhani’s presidency in a ceremony attended by high-ranking officials in Tehran. In his endorsement decree, Ayatollah Khamenei praised the Iranian nation’s...
Opinion: An outsider packs his bags

Opinion: An outsider packs his bags

By the time this appears in print, Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, will be packing his belongings to leave the “Presidential Palace” after eight years. Well, the phrase “Presidential Palace” may be an exaggeration. Located on the leafy Pasteur...
Opinion: Real Prisons and Imagined Crimes

Opinion: Real Prisons and Imagined Crimes

In a public appeal earlier this month, former President Muhammad Khatami called on “the authorities” to end the house arrest of former presidential candidates Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karorubi before President-elect Hassan Rouhani takes office in August. Even...