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?

Middle East

Iran hits back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions

Sanctions target 15 American companies, which Tehran alleges are supporting 'atrocities' by Israel in Palestinian lands.

Iran hits back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions

Middle East

Iran's Khamenei criticises government's economic record

Supreme leader says economy has stumbled, but President Hassan Rouhani touts 'unprecedented' economic growth.

Ayatollah Khamenei chides government's economic record

Inside Story

What's behind Trump's tough talk on Iran?

Iran marked the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution with large rallies on Friday.

Middle East

Iranian president: Now is not the time to build walls

Rouhani's warning follows order by US President Trump banning visas for Iranians and six other Muslim-majority nations.

Opinion

Will Trump play into the hands of Iranian hardliners?

If pressure from the US increases in the first few months of 2017, hardliners in Iran could discredit Hassan Rouhani.

Massoumeh Torfeh

by Massoumeh Torfeh

Massoumeh Torfeh