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Social media still a factor in Iranian elections

Social media still a factor in Iranian elections

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Although the protests that followed Iran’s disputed presidential election of 2009 were a largely spontaneous movement born out of popular outrage, it reached a global audience in part thanks to the role played by social media platforms. Once...
Iran Elections: Too close to call

Iran Elections: Too close to call

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lack of consensus between “principalist” candidates Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, Ali Akbar Velayati, and Saeed Jalili may lead to defeat in today’s presidential elections, Iran’s hard-line conservative voters have warned. Many hard-line...
Ahmadinejad passes the buck on nuclear approach

Ahmadinejad passes the buck on nuclear approach

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Outgoing president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reacted to a series of revelations about his destructive impact on Iran’s nuclear file by stressing that he is not responsible for this approach, according to the ISNA news agency. Ahmadinejad’s quick...