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Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will leave politics when his second term comes to an end, and does not envision a Vladimir Putin-style return to office after sitting out for a term, a German newspaper reported Sunday.

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Video shows woman climbing onto Ahmadinejad's carupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 12:30:00

A group of people surrounded the car of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, one man yelling that he is hungry, as a woman climbed up onto it and sat on the vehicle's roof to speak to the president.

Iran's Ahmadinejad grilled by lawmakersupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 22:30:00

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quizzed by lawmakers Wednesday on domestic and foreign policy issues after being summoned before parliament.

Iran's Ahmadinejad grilled by lawmakersupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 22:30:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad getting grilled by lawmakers in Iran.

Iran's election: What it meansupdated: Sun Mar 04 2012 07:35:00

Iran's government claims victory over internal opponents and the country's western rivals. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Iran leader consolidates power, vote results suggestupdated: Sun Mar 04 2012 07:35:00

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appeared to gain ground in his power struggle with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as preliminary results came in from parliamentary elections.

Ahmadinejad's sister loses in Iran voteupdated: Sat Mar 03 2012 17:11:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's sister lost her bid for a seat in the nation's parliamentary elections, a result seen as a blow to the controversial leader and, according to one analyst, a "possible sign of fraud."

Ahmadinejad: Major nuclear announcement expected within daysupdated: Sat Feb 11 2012 07:14:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Saturday that the nation will reveal "several major achievements in the nuclear domain" within days, state media reported.

Iranian Parliament summons Ahmadinejad for questioningupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 21:54:00

Iranian lawmakers have summoned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to answer questions before Parliament about his management of economic policies and key government ministers.

Military action against Iran inevitable?updated: Wed Feb 08 2012 21:54:00

Barbara Starr reports on the mixed signals over possible future military action against Iran by the U.S. or Israel.

Ahmadinejad wraps up Latin American tourupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 19:05:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrapped up his five-day, four-nation tour in Latin America on Friday and is on his way back to Tehran, state news reported.

Amanpour: Ahmadinejad's goals for tripupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 22:29:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour discusses what Iran's president hopes to accomplish from his Latin American tour.

Ahmadinejad defends nuclear program on last leg of Latin America tripupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 22:29:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended his country's nuclear program Thursday, criticizing the United States for imposing sanctions.

Ahmadinejad: Why does U.S. punish Iranians, Cubans?updated: Thu Jan 12 2012 06:32:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Cuba Wednesday and called on developing countries to unite against "imperialism and capitalism."

Ahmadinejad's Latin America tour reaches Nicaraguaupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 14:20:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Nicaragua on Tuesday, the second stop of his five-day tour of Latin America.

Ahmadinejad: look at U.S. nuclear armsupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 22:45:00

Iranian President Ahmadinejad said in an address on state TV, "Why don't you do a report about the US nuclear program?"

Ahmadinejad visits Venezuela on first stop of Latin America tourupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 22:45:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pledged closer cooperation on Monday, vowing to fight poverty and imperialism.

Ahmadinejad arrives in Venezuelaupdated: Sun Jan 08 2012 19:54:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Venezuela on Sunday, his first stop on a four-nation trip to Latin America meant to strengthen ties between Iran and the region.

Iranian president targeted by shoe throwerupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 06:04:00

A 45-year-old textile worker who has been out of work for a year threw his shoes Monday at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to protest not having received unemployment benefits, an Iranian website reported.

Ahmadinejad dismisses plot accusationsupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 11:44:00

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismisses U.S. charges Iran was involved in an assassination plot against a Saudi official.

Ahmadinejad slams NATO, denounces U.S. pressure in Middle Eastupdated: Sat Oct 22 2011 07:16:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday slammed NATO's role in Libya and said the United States -- and all other countries -- should stay out of the conflict in Syria.

Epic bank scandal investigation hits Ahmadinejadupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 14:32:00

The largest case of bank fraud in Iranian history is threatening to engulf President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after a parliamentary commission decided to investigate his office for possible connections to the crime, Iranian state media has reported.

A weakened Ahmadinejad in New Yorkupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 05:48:00

The weather is unseasonably muggy, there are police roadblocks and barricades on every corner, and dark limousines speed through the streets as if in a road race.

Iran's Ahmadinejad critical of U.S.updated: Mon Sep 26 2011 05:48:00

The president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, addressed the UN general assembly Thursday.

Mass walkout on Ahmadinejadupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 05:50:00

Iran's president prompts a walkout at the United Nations with an anti-West speech. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Ahmadinejad: Iran is a model for the worldupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 05:50:00

On the eve of his address at the U.N. General Assembly Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared his country to be "a new model for life to the world."

Walkouts and fury: A look at Ahmadinejad's U.N. speechesupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 05:48:00

Whether he is predicting the demise of the U.S. "empire," questioning U.S. accounts of the 9/11 attacks or accusing Europe of using the Holocaust as an excuse for supporting Israel, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad knows how to push the West's buttons at the U.N. General Assembly.

This time, Ahmadinejad brings even more baggage on U.N. tripupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 13:31:00

Now that Moammar Gadhafi is gone, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran is likely to be the most controversial visitor to New York this week. He seems to relish the global spotlight of the U.N. General Assembly. This year he might also be relieved to get away from troubles at home.

Iran: U.S. hikers to be freedupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 20:44:00

Iran says it plans to release two U.S. hikers jailed for espionage.

U.S. hikers and Iran's intra-regime struggleupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 20:44:00

Referring to two American hikers in custody for more than two years, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters Tuesday: "I am helping to arrange for the release in a couple of days so they will be able to return home." The semi-official Mehr News Agency quickly echoed the president with a headline, "Iran's Judiciary agrees to release two U.S. citizens on bail."

Hikers' release a 'humanitarian gesture'updated: Wed Sep 14 2011 23:46:00

Iran's president tells NBC's "Today" that freeing two jailed U.S. hikers is a "humanitarian gesture".

Iran's judiciary seems to cast doubt on hikers' imminent releaseupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 23:46:00

The Iranian judiciary said Wednesday it is considering a request for setting bail in the case of two American hikers convicted of spying and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Iran court says it is considering bail for American hikersupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 17:12:00

The Iranian judiciary said Wednesday it is considering a request for setting bail in the case of two American hikers convicted of spying and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Ahmadinejad losing ground in Iran power struggle, analysts sayupdated: Thu May 26 2011 01:12:00

Iran's vital oil industry appears to be the latest front in a power struggle between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei -- a fight that overseas analysts say the colorful president appears to be losing.

Report: Iranian president not hurt in blastupdated: Tue May 24 2011 02:44:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was not hurt Tuesday after an explosion at an oil refinery that he was visiting, Iran's FARS news agency reported.

Ahmadinejad fights rare public battle with Iran's supreme leaderupdated: Mon May 09 2011 17:18:00

Dignitaries, a red carpet and a child with a bouquet of flowers greeted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he landed at Istanbul airport in Turkey on Monday. It was perhaps the warmest welcome he has received in weeks.

The West is to blame for regional unrest, Ahmadinejad saysupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 16:08:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed the West for unrest bubbling throughout the Middle East and North Africa in a speech Monday on Iran's National Army Day.

Ahmadinejad: U.S., Europe should not intervene in Libyaupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 13:56:00

The United States and Europe should not intervene militarily in strife-torn Libya because it would make matters worse, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Spanish state television TVE on Tuesday.

Ahmadinejad: Mideast leaders should heed calls for changeupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 14:25:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday urged Middle East leaders to listen to the voices of citizens who have taken to the streets in masses to demand a change in government -- though such protests in his own country have been crushed with brute force.

Iran's experiment with Reaganomicsupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 14:47:00

Within hours of speaking with the BBC and Voice of America, both in Persian, Fariborz Raisdana, a leading Iranian economist, was arrested by the security forces of the Islamic Republic.

Reports: Iranian president removes foreign ministerupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 14:17:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has replaced Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, state-run Iranian media reported Monday.

Ahmadinejad says leak will not affect relations in Gulf regionupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 09:08:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that the release of secret diplomatic cables by the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks "will not have any affect on this region's nations," calling the documents "valueless."

Ahmadinejad: Iran ready for talks, won't yield nuclear rightsupdated: Sun Oct 17 2010 11:59:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is taking a hard line ahead of nuclear talks scheduled for next month with world powers skeptical of his government's intentions, local media reported Sunday.

Ahmadinejad visits Hezbollah strongholdsupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 19:41:00

CNN's Arwa Damon reports from south Lebanon where Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke.

Ahmadinejad, near Israel's border, slams the Jewish stateupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 19:41:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad traveled Thursday to the always tense Lebanese border with Israel, showered praise on Lebanon's unity and cranked up his trademark fiery rhetoric against his nemesis -- the Jewish state.

Iran's president makes 1st state visit to Lebanonupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 12:04:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Beirut for his first state visit to Lebanon Wednesday.

Ahmadinejad addresses U.N.updated: Tue Sep 28 2010 09:10:00

CNN's Hala Gorani reports on what Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

Ahmadinejad's lies need more scrutinyupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 09:10:00

In a recent piece by prominent Iranian cartoonist Mana Neyestani, we see one of his favorite characters -- a cantankerous grandfather who along with his two grandchildren is a solid supporter of the Green Movement against the regime in Iran -- having managed to tie up Larry King inside a closet and trying to disguise himself as the world renowned talk show host in order to get to interview Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Protests greet Ahmadinejadupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 09:06:00

CNN's Allan Chernoff reports on protests against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the United Nations.

Protesters at U.N. call Ahmadinejad a 'murderer'updated: Fri Sep 24 2010 09:06:00

They journeyed to New York from faraway places, they said, to give voice to those who are silenced in their homeland.

U.N. delegates walk out during Iranian president's speechupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 19:54:00

Delegates from the United States and other nations walked out of the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a fiery speech that criticized Washington, capitalism and the world body itself.

U.S., others walk out on Ahmadinejadupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 19:54:00

Representatives from the U.S. and other nations walked out of the U.N. General Assembly as Iran's president spoke.

Ahmadinejad's game plan is workingupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 12:34:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearances in New York this week are part of a shrewd strategy that is aimed at enhancing his standing in Iran and the Middle East, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Ahmadinejad blasts Israeli leader in Larry King interviewupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 06:09:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed out at Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with CNN's Larry King Wednesday, calling the Israeli prime minister a "skilled killer" who "should be put on trial for killing women and children."

Ahmadinejad blames capitalism for global woesupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 22:41:00

Attending a United Nations session on alleviating world poverty Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed capitalism for the world's woes.

Iranian president to speak at U.N. summitupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 06:37:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is among the world leaders scheduled to speak Tuesday at a United Nations summit on global goals to fight poverty, hunger and disease.

Ahmadinejad talks with Syrian ally before journey to U.S.updated: Sat Sep 18 2010 15:16:00

On his way to the United States, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took time Saturday to meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a key ally in the Islamic republic's confrontation with the West.

Iran continues back-and-forth barbs with Palestinians over peace talksupdated: Sun Sep 05 2010 18:49:00

Iranian officials continued Sunday to trade barbs with the Palestinian Authority over its president's decision to renew direct peace talks with Israel.

Palestinian leader blasts Ahmadinejad over Mideast peace commentsupdated: Sat Sep 04 2010 23:27:00

The administration of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas lashed out at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday, a day after Ahmadinejad criticized Abbas for renewing direct peace talks with Israel.

Iran denies reports of grenade lobbed at Ahmadinejad's convoyupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 12:39:00

Iran denied reports of a grenade exploding near the convoy of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his visit to a western Iranian city Wednesday.

Ahmadinejad: U.S. behind Iran suicide bombingsupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 20:09:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that only U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq could be behind such bombings as the ones that struck the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan last week, state-run media reported.

Ahmadinejad defends disputed election one year after voteupdated: Sun Jun 20 2010 06:43:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended last year's contested presidential election during a wide-ranging interview on state-run television Sunday, calling its outcome "the manifestation of the united and grand human will of 40 million people in a 100 percent free" vote.

Iranian refugees speak outupdated: Sun Jun 20 2010 06:43:00

Iranians who feared retribution from the regime at home continue to exercise their voice from outside the country.

Iran's Ahmadinejad slams Israel, proposed sanctionsupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 13:23:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed out at Israel and warned the United States against pushing for new sanctions on his country a news conference on the sidelines of an Asian security summit here Tuesday.

Unruly crowd interrupts Ahmadinejad speech in southern Iranupdated: Mon May 24 2010 09:56:00

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech in southern Iran was marred Monday by unemployed citizens demanding jobs.

Iran's Ahmadinejad heads for U.S.updated: Sun May 02 2010 09:18:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left Sunday for the United States to take part in a conference on nuclear nonproliferation, a Foreign Ministry spokesman told state television.

Ahmadinejad blasts U.S. before visitupdated: Sat May 01 2010 22:50:00

Just days before his planned trip to New York, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he has proof the United States and Israel are linked to the world's leading terrorist organizations, according to state-run media.

Critics eyeing Ahmadinejad in Africaupdated: Sun Apr 25 2010 13:50:00

Iran's leader talks business in Africa, but critics call the trip a political scandal. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Ahmadinejad: Iran has 'fully mastered' nuclear technologyupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 18:10:00

Iran announced Friday it has advanced its nuclear technology, unveiling new, faster centrifuges and celebrating "giant steps" forward.

Iran's Ahmadinejad to visit Afghanistanupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 07:33:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to visit Afghanistan on Wednesday, a government spokesman said.

Iranian president: 9/11 was 'big lie'updated: Sun Mar 07 2010 11:44:00

Two days before his official trip to Afghanistan, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a "big lie" intended to pave the way for the invasion of a war-torn nation, according to Iranian state media.

Ahmadinejad delivers pre-anniversary tribute to Iranian Revolutionupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 18:36:00

Ahead of the 31st anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his country will show its support to the revolution on February 11.

Ahmadinejad: Russia 'made a mistake' in IAEA voteupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 02:07:00

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Russia erred last week when it voted for the U.N. nuclear watchdog's resolution rebuking Iran for its nuclear activities.

Chavez welcomes Ahmadinejad in Venezuelaupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 16:29:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad received a warm reception Wednesday from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, wrapping up a three-nation visit to Latin America to shore up support against the United States.

Iranian leader continues South American trip with Bolivia stopupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 17:12:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continued his three-nation tour of Latin America on Tuesday, signing accords with Bolivian President Evo Morales and pledging mutual cooperation.

Ahmadinejad's visit to Brazil draws criticismupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 11:45:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signed a series of agreements Monday after the controversial Iranian leader arrived at the first of three Latin American nations he will visit this week.

Hiker's family finds hope in Ahmadinejad remarksupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 22:21:00

The families of three American hikers held in Iran are "greatly encouraged" by Iranian President Mahmoud Amhadinejad's recent public comments on the issue, the brother of one hiker told CNN.

Protesters decry Ahmadinejad, Gadhafi at U.N.updated: Wed Sep 23 2009 21:53:00

Thousands of protesters descended on the area near the United Nations on Wednesday, shouting their condemnation of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the day of his speech before the General Assembly.

Ahmadinejad speaks at U.N.updated: Wed Sep 23 2009 21:11:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Palestinians and Arabs around the world are being oppressed.

Ahmadinejad at U.N.: Iran ready to work with other nationsupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 21:11:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that his country is committed to helping build a durable peace and security worldwide based on justice, spirituality and dignity.

Commentary: World should shun Iranian leaderupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 06:47:00

This week world leaders will gather in New York for the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly. While Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be among them, Iranians reject his claim to leadership. They strongly oppose any meeting or recognition of Ahmadinejad, especially by President Obama.

Ahmadinejad urges stiff punishment for election dissentersupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 09:49:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday urged stiff punishment for those who "orchestrated and provoked" the "painful" unrest after the June 12 presidential election, according to Iran's state-run Press TV.

Iran's Ahmadinejad criticizes rival Rafsanjaniupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 21:39:00

There was a smile, a quick wave hello, a brief chat. Yet, despite the exchange of pleasantries, the simmering tensions between Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and one of the nation's most powerful clerics became quickly evident at a major ceremony in Tehran on Monday.

The next four years for Iranupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 15:38:00

CNN's Don Riddell talks to Iran analyst Amir Taheri about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's second term in office.

Analysis: Empty seats, silence speaks for protestersupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 15:38:00

In his inauguration speech at the Iranian parliament, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had something to say for almost everyone -- his supporters, his opponents and those he called "enemies" without naming names.

Security tight as Iran's Ahmadinejad sworn inupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 14:54:00

With hundreds of protesters gathering and riot police out in force on the streets of Tehran, hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the oath of office Wednesday, beginning a second term in a bitterly divided Iran.

Protests in Iran as Ahmadinejad endorsedupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 21:27:00

Hundreds of Iranians took to the streets here Monday night, hours after the country's supreme leader endorsed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term in office.

Ahmadinejad may face bumpy 2nd termupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 18:35:00

Four years ago, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei kissed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the cheek before he was sworn in as Iran's new leader.

Neda mourners 'roughed up'updated: Fri Jul 31 2009 13:09:00

Security forces confront mourners at a ceremony for a woman killed in post-election protests. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Ahmadinejad: There's no rift with supreme leaderupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 13:09:00

Iran's controversial president defended his government's relationship with the country's supreme leader on Friday, disputing charges of a political rift.

Reports: Ahmadinejad may face confidence vote in parliamentupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 01:06:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fired two members of his cabinet, and may have to face a vote of confidence in parliament for the final few days of his current term, two semi-official Iranian news agencies reported Sunday.

Controversial figure in Iran moved from one key post into anotherupdated: Sat Jul 25 2009 19:05:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has appointed Esfandyar Rahim Mashaie as his adviser, a day after the controversial political figure resigned as first vice president, Iran's state-run news agency reported on Saturday.

Ahmadinejad's controversial deputy resignsupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 18:08:00

Iran's newly appointed -- and controversial -- first vice president has resigned, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported Friday.

Iran: Supreme leader seeks top deputy's dismissalupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 15:18:00

Iran's supreme leader believes the country's president should dismiss the top vice president, whose recent appointment has drawn criticism from conservatives, semi-official media reported Wednesday.

Report: Senior cleric issues fatwa against VP selectionupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 15:13:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent pick for the country's top vice president continued to draw fire Thursday, with a senior cleric issuing a fatwa against the appointment, a leading reformist newspaper reported Sunday.

Ahmadinejad calls election 'the most free' anywhereupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 15:40:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose re-election last month led to massive protests, on Tuesday called the balloting "the most free election anywhere in the world."

Moussavi said to be planning new party after Iran voteupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 20:03:00

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi plans to form a new political party aimed at reining in the power of the Islamic Republic's leadership, a leading reformist newspaper reported Sunday.

Reformists question legitimacy of Iran's governmentupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 19:19:00

Three leading Iranian reformists who have rejected the results of last month's election questioned the legitimacy of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government Wednesday.

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