Mar 07, 2013 09:00 EST
With just 100 days to go until a presidential election in Iran, both conservative heavyweights and reformists weakened after the controversial 2009 poll are keeping their cards close to their chests.
Nov 30, 2011 11:01 EST
(Reuters) - Britain ordered the immediate closure of Iran's embassy in London on Wednesday and closed its own embassy in Tehran after it was stormed by protesters.
Jan 30, 2011 04:30 EST
Iran's parliament on Sunday officially endorsed atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi as the Islamic republic's foreign minister, who told lawmakers the nuclear issue was a key part of foreign policy.
Jan 30, 2011 04:03 EST
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's parliament on Sunday narrowly approved President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's choice of Ali Akbar Salehi as foreign minister after his predecessor was abruptly sacked during an official visit to Africa last year.
Jan 29, 2011 04:33 EST
An Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader warned Sunni Muslims of a rising "Christian-Shiite alliance" against them in an audio message released on jihadist forums late on Friday.
Jan 18, 2011 16:00 EST
Iran's foreign minister arrived in Senegal Tuesday, officials said, amid a diplomatic storm between the one-time allies over a huge cache of weapons from Iran that was intercepted in Nigeria.
Jan 06, 2011 11:11 EST
Iran's foreign minister courted top clerics in Najaf, the Iraqi religious heartland, on Thursday, the second day of a visit to Iraq aimed at boosting ties between the Shiite-majority neighbours.
Jan 05, 2011 11:55 EST
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi met with Iraq's prime minister and foreign minister in Baghdad on Wednesday in his second trip abroad since taking over the post.
Jan 05, 2011 00:58 EST
Iran's acting Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi is heading for Iraq on Wednesday for a trip aimed at boosting bilateral ties between the two neighbours, the ISNA news agency reported.
Jan 02, 2011 21:42 EST
Report: Ahmadinejad fires 14 advisers as part of ongoing shake-up of his administration. An Iranian pro-government website says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has fired 14 advisers as part of an ongoing shake-up of his administration.
Dec 27, 2010 21:33 EST
Corruption claims against Ahmadinejad ally touch political fault lines in Iran. Corruption charges against one of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's most trusted political advisers provided the latest evidence of deep rifts within the Iranian president's own conservative political camp.
Dec 23, 2010 15:04 EST
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joined regional leaders Thursday for a summit in Istanbul, where he urged world powers to choose cooperation over confrontation in nuclear talks due here next month.
Dec 23, 2010 08:10 EST
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joined regional leaders Thursday for a summit on economic cooperation in Istanbul, just a month ahead of nuclear talks with world powers in the Turkish city.
Dec 22, 2010 12:21 EST
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's fiery President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be in Turkey on Thursday looking for at least moral support from his increasingly influential neighbor a month before nuclear talks with six major powers in Istanbul.
Dec 22, 2010 09:02 EST
Iran's new Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi made his first international appearance Wednesday as he joined regional counterparts for economic cooperation talks in Istanbul.
Dec 21, 2010 14:03 EST
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his new foreign minister travel to Turkey on Thursday for a regional summit which will focus on upcoming talks on Tehran's suspect nuclear programme.
Dec 19, 2010 17:36 EST
Iranian security sends stern message as fuel costs rise under economic 'surgery' plan. Security forces flooded Iran's capital in a warning against possible unrest as fuel prices surged 400 percent Sunday under plans to sharply cut government subsides and ease pressure on an economy struggling with international sanctions.
Dec 19, 2010 15:30 EST
Former Iranian foreign minister criticizes president's abrupt dismissal of him as 'offensive'. Iran's former foreign minister criticized the president Sunday for abruptly firing him last week in the middle of an official visit to Africa, saying the dismissal was "un-Islamic, undiplomatic and offensive," according to a local media report.
Dec 19, 2010 09:06 EST
A shipment of Iranian arms discovered in Nigeria in October and destined for Gambia, to the chagrin of neighbouring Senegal, has stirred up diplomatic troubles between Tehran, Dakar and Banjul.
Dec 19, 2010 05:17 EST
Iran's former foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki has hit out at his sacking this week by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, branding the move both "un-Islamic and offensive."
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
Manouchehr Mottaki at the 2008 World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland
|Assumed office |
24 August 2005
|Preceded by||Kamal Kharazi|
|Born||May 12, 1953 |
Bandar Gaz, Iran
|Political party||Islamic Society of Engineers|