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# Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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# Middle East
Moderate cleric and former nuclear negotiator Rowhani sworn in as President of Iran
The 64-year-old could name his cabinet as early as today, with Iranian media reporting it’s likely to be made up of Western educated technocrats.
# Middle East
Rowhani takes power in Iran with pledge to lift economy
The moderate cleric is facing serious challenges as he begins his four year term. His public inauguration will take place tomorrow.
# Iran
Iran's new president says his win is 'a victory over extremism'
World powers have pressed hope that Hassan Rowhani will end decades of unease with an emerging nuclear power.
# Iran
5 things to know about Iran's presidential election happening today
Tens of millions of voters are turning out across the country to choose a successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
# Iran
Ayatollah wants 'a new political epic' as Iranian voters elect new president
Voting has gotten under way as Iranians decide who they want to succeed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
# Iran
Journalist reports existence of Iran 'vote-rigging' tape, gets arrested
A news website editor has been arrested after reporting on tapes where Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ‘discusses vote-rigging’.
# Iran
World powers begin talks with Iran over nuclear programme
Iran has said that it’s their right to enrich uranium, but experts fear that it could be turned into a nuclear warhead in a matter of months.
# tensions
Iran 'captures' US drone over Gulf waters
The unmanned drone is reported to have been captured after it entered Iranian airspace, the Revolutionary Guards have said. t
# Homosexuality
Supporting homosexuality is ‘for capitalists’, says Iranian president
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denied that his criticism of homosexuality amounted to a denial of individual freedoms.
# Iran
Iran to execute four people convicted over major bank fraud
Scandal centred on bank loans through allegedly forged or illegally-obtained letters of credit to buy several state companies.
# Obamaville
WATCH: Santorum's 'horror movie' vision of the USA under Obama
File this one under ‘not pulling your punches’…
# Iran
Iran's president accused of defying supreme leader
Some lawmakers are calling for the impeachment of Iran’s flamboyant president – claiming that he openly defied the wished of the country’s Ayatollah.
# Iran
Diplomats reveal: Iran 'poised for major nuclear expansion'
Anonymous diplomats have told the Associated Press that Iran has readied an underground site for thousands of centrifuges.
# Iran
Iran to renew talks over nuclear programme
Iran and UN nuclear inspectors are due to start discussions regarding the country’s controversial nuclear programme this weekend.
# Capitalism
Iranian president: 'The capitalist system is in decay'
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is on a friendly trip around Latin America visiting leftist leaders who share his animosity towards the US.
# Venezuela
Tensions mount between Venezuela and United States
Hugo Chavez has welcomed Iran’s president onto Venezuelan soil and called for his country to leave a World Bank-affiliated body. Meanwhile, Washington has expelled Venezuela’s consul general in Miami.
# Iran
Iran reportedly preparing to launch new 'domestic' internet
New clampdowns on online expression are thought to be preparing citizens for a sanitised national intranet, launched within weeks.
# Iran
UK withdraws diplomatic staff attack on Tehran embassy
British diplomatic staff in Iran have been withdrawn following an attack on its embassy in Tehran yesterday – during which protesters shouting “Death to England” smashed windows, burned British flags and set a car alight.
# Iran
US, Ireland walk out as Iran delivers UN speech
US delegates leave chambers after President Ahmadinejad refers to 9/11 attacks as a “mystery”.
# Uh-Oh
UN reveals 'credible evidence' of Iranian nuclear weapons programme
The UN’s nuclear agency says it is “increasingly concerned” that Iran is secretly building an offensive nuclear programme.
# Riots
UN Security Council attacked for inaction on England riots... by Iran
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wonders why the Security Council is “silent” as British citizens lash out against their government.
# Nuclear Energy
Iran to triple nuclear output
Iran plans to triple its output of the higher enriched uranium in 2011 and move the entire program to the new, secretly-built facility.
# Iran
Iran preparing to disconnect from global Internet in exchange for national version: report
The Iranian government is reportedly preparing to roll out a national version of the web.
# Iran
Iranian oil refinery hit by explosion during Ahmadinejad visit
Two people are killed, and 20 injured, by a suspected gas leak during a visit by the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
More deaths in Syria; a man appears in court in Ronan Kerr murder probe; an NFL star is stabbed; possible trouble ahead in Iran; and what do David Beckham and the Crown Prince of Bahrain have in common? The Daily Fix reveals all…
# Iran
Iran's Ayatollah warns Ahmadinejad he will intervene 'when necessary'
Tensions between the President and Ayatollah hit a turbulent patch, after the latter restores a sacked minister to cabinet.
# Left-wingers
Political football: Iranian and Bolivian leaders line out for footie game
What happened when Iran and Bolivia’s leaders pulled on football boots?
# Iran Drone
Iran unveils drone bomber aircraft
Iran’s first unmanned military aircraft is unveiled one day after the country begins loading its nuclear reactor.
# Iran
Iran denies grenade attack on President
Days after Ahmadinejad said Zionists were out to assassinate him.