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Rafsanjani and Khatami consider alliance

Rafsanjani and Khatami consider alliance

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Speculation is growing in Iran that former presidents Hashemi Rafsanjani and Khatami will form an alliance to back a single candidate in the upcoming presidential election. Both men are expected to endorse Hassan Rouhani, a member of the...
Jalili faces comparisons to Ahmadinejad

Jalili faces comparisons to Ahmadinejad

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—After surprise entrants into the race, the disqualification of high-profile candidates, and criticisms of the first televised debate between the candidates for resembling a TV quiz show, the latest twist in the story of Iran’s forthcoming...
Iran dismisses criticism of presidential poll

Iran dismisses criticism of presidential poll

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Tehran responded angrily to criticism from American and French officials of its electoral system over the weekend, accusing the US and France of “meddling” in Iranian affairs. The response following remarks by US secretary of state John Kerry...