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Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi waves during his swearing-in ceremony  in Tehran on August 5th, 2021. Photograph: Meghdad Madadi/ATPImages/Getty Images

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei bided his time before publicly offering his seal of approval to the 2015 nuclear accord Tehran signed with world powers. But as(...)

Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi:  on becoming president he  took time to review the files and appoint new negotiators to take over from the team that worked under pro-deal president Hassan RouhanPhotograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty

EU-brokered talks on the Iran nuclear deal reopen on Monday in Vienna without expectation of an early breakthrough and a warning by Washington’s envoy(...)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has said the kingdom is “serious” about talks with Iran, signalling Riyadh’s desire to repair relations between two ri(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron exudes the sort of optimism long associated with US politicians. With a better speech writer, he might even impart some of that optimism to the French. Photograph: Sarah Meyssonnier/Pool/AFP via Getty

Emmanuel Macron, the French president set to visit Dublin on Thursday, inspires contradictory reactions among voters and observers. Over the past four(...)

Iran’s president-elect Ebrahim Raisi holds his first news conference, in Tehran on Monday, following his victory in the presidential election. Photograph: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

Iran’s newly elected president has signalled that his government will take a tougher line with negotiations over the 2015 nuclear deal Tehran signed w(...)

 Ebrahim Raisi  waves to the media after casting his vote at a polling station in Tehran on Friday.  Photograph:  Majid Saeedi/Getty Images

Ebrahim Raisi, a conservative cleric and judiciary chief, has won Iran’s presidential election, in a landslide victory that gives regime hardliners fu(...)

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  casts his ballot. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

Iranians voted on Friday in a contest set to hand the presidency to a hardline judge subject to US sanctions, though many were likely to ignore the ba(...)

 A supporter of Iranian ultraconservative presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi raises his portrait during a rally in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph:  Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images

Iranians go to the polls on Friday in their 13th regime-controlled presidential election since the Islamic Republic was established in 1979. Ultraco(...)

An Iranian salesman at a perfume stand in a shopping centre in  Mashhad, Iran. Photograph: Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images

For Iranian rock musician Pooyan Ghandi, the roar of the crowd and the thrill of live performance are things he can only dream about. The 34-year-old(...)

The published extracts also suggest Soleimani refused foreign ministry requests not to show such obvious support for the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Photograph: New York Times

Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has criticised the dominance of the assassinated Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Qassem Sole(...)

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