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June 20, 2021, 2:01 AM

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency in low turnout

Iran’s hard-line judiciary has won the country’s presidential election.
June 20, 2021, 2:01 AM
June 20, 2021, 12:23 AM

Celebrations in Tehran after Ebrahim Raisi elected president

Supporters of the new Iranian president hope for a boost to the economy hurt by sanctions enacted after then-President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal.
June 20, 2021, 12:23 AM
Celebrations in Tehran after Ebrahim Raisi elected president
June 20, 2021, 12:14 AM

'A soldier': New Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi comes to power with clear hard-line agenda

Iran's president-elect Ebrahim Raisi was elected in a landslide victory after Friday's vote. Here is what you need to know about the new president.
June 20, 2021, 12:14 AM
'A soldier': New Iranian President Raisi comes to power with clear hard-line agenda
June 19, 2021, 4:50 PM

Ebrahim Raisi has won the Iranian presidential election

Raisi will now become the first serving Iranian president to be sanctioned by the U.S. government before entering office due to human rights abuses.
June 19, 2021, 4:50 PM
Ebrahim Raisi has won the Iranian presidential election
June 19, 2021, 12:06 PM

Voters line up on Election Day in Iran

Ebrahim Raisi, the favorite of Iran’s powerful Ayatollah Kameini, is most likely the winner and will be the next president.
June 19, 2021, 12:06 PM
Voters line up on Election Day in Iran
June 19, 2021, 11:56 AM

Hardline candidate expected to win Iran's presidential election

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz reports from Tehran, where many Iranians believe the election results have already been determined, as the country also grapples with a crippled economy.
June 19, 2021, 11:56 AM
Hardline candidate expected to win Iran's presidential election
June 19, 2021, 1:06 AM

Campaign in Iran aims to suppress presidential election voter turnout to send message to regime

Polls predict voter turnout between 37 to 47%. It was 73% in 2019.
June 19, 2021, 1:06 AM
Campaign in Iran aims to suppress election voter turnout to send message to regime
June 18, 2021, 6:57 PM

Iran citizens vote for new president

Martha Raddatz reports from Tehran -- as voters in Iran head to the polls to pick a new leader -- and how the results could impact relations with the U.S.
June 18, 2021, 6:57 PM
Iran citizens vote for new president
June 18, 2021, 5:22 AM

A look at Iran's election, which will see vote for president

Iran's election will see more than 59 million people eligible to vote.
June 18, 2021, 5:22 AM
A look at Iran's election, which will see vote for president
June 18, 2021, 4:15 AM

US, Russia agree Iran should not have a nuclear weapon

Ebrahim Raisi will most likely be elected as president in Iran’s election on Friday. The majority of Iranians say they won’t vote because moderate candidates were disqualified from the race.
June 18, 2021, 4:15 AM
US, Russia agree Iran should not have a nuclear weapon
June 13, 2021, 7:02 PM

Caution on Iran nuclear deal as G7 leaders vow to stop bomb

Negotiations with Iran to salvage a landmark nuclear deal still need more time.
June 13, 2021, 7:02 PM
June 13, 2021, 12:54 AM

Final presidential debate shows Iran's political fissures

Iran’s seven presidential candidates offered starkly different views.
June 13, 2021, 12:54 AM
June 13, 2021, 12:52 AM

EU talks up hope of breakthrough at Iran nuclear meetings

EU negotiators say talks are on track to revive the Iran nuclear agreement.
June 13, 2021, 12:52 AM
June 10, 2021, 8:35 PM

Iran sends warships to Atlantic amid Venezuela concerns

Iranian state TV says that an Iranian destroyer and support vessel are now sailing in the Atlantic Ocean in a rare mission far from the Islamic Republic, without offering the vessels’ final destination
June 10, 2021, 8:35 PM
June 9, 2021, 2:44 PM

Iran candidate says he’s willing to potentially meet Biden

A prominent Iranian presidential candidate says he’d be willing to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden if he wins his country’s election next week
June 9, 2021, 2:44 PM
June 7, 2021, 3:10 PM

Iran cleric who founded Hezbollah, survived book bomb, dies

A Shiite cleric who as Iran’s ambassador to Syria helped found the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and lost his right hand to a book bombing reportedly carried out by Israel has died
June 7, 2021, 3:10 PM
Iran cleric who founded Hezbollah, survived book bomb, dies
June 4, 2021, 4:32 AM

Iran report: Huge fire at refinery near Tehran extinguished

An Iranian news agency is reporting that a massive fire at an oil refinery near Tehran was extinguished after more than 20 hours
June 4, 2021, 4:32 AM
Oil refinery fire near Iran's capital burns into second day
June 2, 2021, 6:46 PM

Iran's largest warship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman

The largest warship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances
June 2, 2021, 6:46 PM
June 1, 2021, 10:00 AM

Iran TV: 'Technical problem' on fighter jet kills 2 pilots

Iranian state TV says a “technical problem" on an Iranian fighter jet has killed two pilots
June 1, 2021, 10:00 AM
May 31, 2021, 10:17 AM

US sells off Iranian crude oil seized off coast of UAE

The U.S. has sold some 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oil after seizing an oil tanker off the coast of the United Arab Emirates
May 31, 2021, 10:17 AM
1 month ago

US military presence has deterred Iranian aggression on Saudi Arabia: General

Saudi Arabia continues to ask for help to deter Iranian aggression even though its U.S. troop levels in the Middle East could go down.
1 month ago
US military presence has deterred Iranian aggression on Saudi Arabia: General
1 month ago

Iran official says nuke inspector deal expired; talks go on

Iran’s hard-line parliament speaker says a temporary deal between Tehran and international inspectors to preserve surveillance images taken at nuclear sites had ended
1 month ago
1 month ago

Iran nuclear talks show increasing hopes of a resolution

World powers have met in Vienna for a new round of high-level talks on bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran amid growing hopes that an agreement might soon be within reach
1 month ago
Iran talks resume amid growing hopes of a resolution
1 month ago

Iran's hard-line judiciary chief registers presidential run

Iran’s judiciary chief and a prominent hard-line cleric has registered to run in the country's June presidential election
1 month ago
1 month ago

Hard-liner Ahmadinejad again seeks to be Iran's president

Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered to run again for the Islamic Republic’s presidency
1 month ago
1 month ago

US ship fired 30 warning shots at Iranian boats

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired 30 warning rounds at Iranian boats that came within 150 yards of U.S. ships transiting throug the Strait of Hormuz.
1 month ago
US ship fired 30 warning shots at Iranian boats
1 month ago

US ship fired 30 warning shots at Iranian speedboats in Strait of Hormuz

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired 30 warning rounds at Iranian boats that came within 150 yards of U.S. ships transiting throug the Strait of Hormuz.
1 month ago
US ship fired 30 warning shots at Iranian speedboats in Strait of Hormuz
1 month ago

Iran rejects US claim that speedboats sparked encounter

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has rejected the United States Navy’s claim that Iranian speedboats maneuvered too close in the Strait of Hormuz and sparked a tense encounter in the already sensitive region
1 month ago
1 month ago

Talks 'intensify' on bringing US back to Iran nuclear deal

World powers have held a fourth round of high-level talks aimed at bringing the United States back into a landmark nuclear deal with Iran
1 month ago
1 month ago

US says fate of nuclear pact up to Iran as talks resume

The Biden administration is asserting that the fate of indirect nuclear talks with Iran is now solely up to Tehran
1 month ago
2 months ago

Iranian authorities break up mixed-gender party, arrest 16

Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency says authorities have detained 16 men and women at a mixed-gender party in a northeastern province of the country
2 months ago
2 months ago

Flurry of diplomatic contacts fuel Iran deal speculation

A flurry of diplomatic activity and reports of major progress suggest indirect talks between the United States and Iran may be nearing a conclusion
2 months ago
2 months ago

US officials in Mideast to reassure jittery allies over Iran

Key Gulf Arab partners have been riled by policy shifts.
2 months ago
US officials in Mideast to reassure jittery allies over Iran
2 months ago

US denies Iran claims of prisoner deal; UK plays it down

The United States and Iran are in active talks over the release of prisoners, but Washington is denying a report by Iranian state-run television that deals had been struck
2 months ago
2 months ago

US denies Iran claims of prisoner deal; UK plays it down

Iran TV reported deals for prisoner swap, Tehran to receive billions of dollars.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Shakeup in Iran’s presidential office after leaked FM tape

Iran’s president has replaced the head of a government think tank after a recording of a conversation with the country’s foreign minister leaked out this week
2 months ago
2 months ago

US warship fires warning shots at Iranian small boats

A U.S. warship fired warning shots at Iranian speedboats in the Persian Gulf that had swarmed it and another U.S. ship.
2 months ago
US warship fires warning shots at Iranian small boats
2 months ago

Navy fires warning shots at Iranian vessels

A U.S. military ship fired a warning shot after three vessels from Iran’s navy came too close to it and another patrol boat, officials said on Tuesday.
2 months ago
Navy fires warning shots at Iranian vessels
2 months ago

Lawyer: Iranian-British woman gets another year in prison

The lawyer for an Iranian-British woman says she’s been sentenced to another year in prison in Iran
2 months ago
Lawyer: Iranian-British woman gets another year in prison
2 months ago

Leaked recording of Iran's top diplomat offers blunt talk

A recording of Iran’s foreign minister offering a blunt appraisal of diplomacy and the limits of power within the Islamic Republic has leaked out publicly
2 months ago
Leaked recording of Iran's top diplomat offers blunt talk
2 months ago

Iran names suspect in Natanz attack, says he fled country

The attack damaged centrifuges at Iran's Natanz nuclear site.
2 months ago
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Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks

Talks are aimed at bringing U.S. back into world powers’ 2015 deal with Tehran.
2 months ago
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Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

Iran says it has begun enriching uranium to its highest-ever purity, edging close to weapons-grade levels
2 months ago
2 months ago

Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at'

Iran’s supreme leader says the offers being made at the Vienna talks over his country’s tattered nuclear deal “are not worth looking at.”
2 months ago
2 months ago

US, Iran recommit to indirect talks after sabotage attack on nuclear site

An attack on one of Iran's most sensitive nuclear facilities has threatened to unravel President Joe Biden's diplomatic efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal.
2 months ago
US, Iran recommit to indirect talks after sabotage attack on nuclear site
2 months ago

Iran claims Israel behind explosion that caused nuclear facility blackout

ABC News’ Ian Pannell details what happened to the Natanz nuclear facility and the new tensions over Israel’s alleged role in the power blackout.
2 months ago
Iran claims Israel behind explosion that caused nuclear facility blackout
2 months ago

Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site

Iran has blamed Israel for an attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility that damaged its centrifuges
2 months ago
2 months ago

Iran blames Israel for explosion at major nuclear site

The blast is setting back Iran’s efforts to enrich uranium, and the Iranian government is now threatening revenge.
2 months ago
Iran blames Israel for explosion at major nuclear site
2 months ago

Iran blames Israel after nuclear site attacked

One of the country's major nuclear sites was hit by an explosion that has set back its ability to enrich uranium.
2 months ago
Iran blames Israel after nuclear site attacked
2 months ago

Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout 'nuclear terrorism'

An electrical problem strikes Iran's Natanz nuclear facility.
2 months ago