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What is Iran's endgame in Syria?

We ask close ally of newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani and prominent former Iranian diplomat, Hossein Mousavian.

Middle East

Iran's Rouhani denounces US' Middle East ignorance

Iran's president fires back at Trump's funding 'terrorists' accusation, saying Americans don't know the region.

Iran's Rouhani denounces US' Middle East ignorance

Iran 2017 Elections

Rouhani: Iran ready to promote relations with the world

Elected for a second term, Iran's president says people chose 'interaction with the world' over violence and extremism.

Rouhani: Iran ready to promote relations with the world

Opinion

Taming a theocracy: Lessons from Iran's election

If Rouhani fails to include the poor and the disfranchised in Iran's expanding economy, nativists can have a rebirth.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Middle East

Iran election: Vote count under way after high turnout

Voting extended for five hours in key election as President Hassan Rouhani faces challenge by Ebrahim Raisi.

Iranians vote in presidential election

Middle East

Iran supreme leader calls election rhetoric 'unworthy'

Supreme leader denounces heated rhetoric and calls for high voter turnout as candidates hold last rallies ahead of poll.

UpFront

Human rights in Iran

We debate press freedoms and the number of executions in the country.

UpFront

Has Rouhani succeeded in reforming Iran?

We debate President Hassan Rouhani's legacy and chances of re-election.

Middle East

Iran's Rouhani lashes out at rivals in tense TV debate

President Hassan Rouhani criticises hardline clerical opponents in final TV debate a week before presidential elections.

Rouhani vows to target all US sanctions if re-elected

Opinion

Iran's presidential election puts populism to the test

In Iran the populists aren't overturning the establishment, they are the establishment.

Roxane Farmanfarmaian

by Roxane Farmanfarmaian

Roxane Farmanfarmaian

Middle East

Miners attack Iran's President Rouhani at disaster site

Following a deadly blast that killed at least 26, miners violently protest poor safety conditions on president's car.

Miners attack Iran's President Rouhani at disaster site

Middle East

Iran: Khamanei rebuffs Rouhani over detente with West

Supreme leader denounces Rouhani's comments suggesting risk of war with the West has disappeared since he took office.

Iran

Iran's 2017 election

The biggest issues Iranians are talking about ahead of the May 19 presidential race.

Iran's 2017 election

Hassan Rouhani

Iran President Hassan Rouhani to seek second term

Upcoming vote will be seen, among other things, as a referendum on the landmark nuclear deal signed with world powers.

Iran President Hassan Rouhani to seek second term

Iran

Will Iranians re-elect Rouhani?

Rouhani's pulled Iran out of stifling sanctions but has yet to deliver on wider political, economic and social reforms.

Will Iranians re-elect Rouhani?