Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

  • Iran turned down meet with Obama citing complications: US official 25-09-2013 08:48 AM

    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday cautiously embraced overtures from Iran's new President as the basis for a possible nuclear deal, but a failed effort to arrange a simple handshake between the two leaders underscored entrenched distrust that will be hard to overcome. In a speech to the United Nations,...
  • Iran's leader reaches out to US, vows push to resolve nuclear row 06-08-2013 10:38 PM

    Dubai: Iran's incoming President Hassan Rouhani used his first press conference on Tuesday to offer an olive branch to the United States in protracted talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, raising hopes of progress after years of stalemate. Rouhani, seen in the West as a relatively moderate leader, said he...
  • Iran, US signal will to engage as new president sworn in 05-08-2013 05:22 AM

    Dubai: Iran and the United States signalled a fresh will on Sunday to seek to end the dispute over Tehran's nuclear programme after Hassan Rouhani was sworn in as president and called for dialogue to reduce "antagonism and aggression". Hopes for a diplomatic resolution increased with Rouhani's win over conservative...
  • Vice President Hamid Ansari meets new Iranian president 05-08-2013 03:48 AM

    New Delhi/Tehran: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday met new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani after the latter's swearing in ceremony in Tehran. Ansari represented India at the swearing-in ceremony. Rouhani, who won a landslide victory in the June 14 presidential election, succeeds president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iran has sent invitations to...
  • Rafsanjani rolls the dice last time to fix Iran's future 12-05-2013 06:29 AM

    Dubai: Iran's best known political grandee, former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, looms large in the history of the Islamic Republic - now registered to run in Iran's presidential election June 2013 he may also get the chance to carve out its future. Few have wielded such influence in modern Iran...
  • Iran announces uranium mining after nuclear talks fail 10-04-2013 07:35 AM

    Dubai: Iran said on Tuesday operations had begun at two uranium mines and a milling plant and that Western opposition would not slow its nuclear work, days after talks with world powers made no breakthrough. Marking its annual National Nuclear Technology Day, Iran also said it would continue to need...
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  • Iran's Ahmadinejad ridicules expense of US vote 09-11-2012 12:20 AM

    Bali: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday ridiculed the expense of the US election a day after voters kept President Barack Obama for another four years, mocking the American process as a "battleground for capitalists" while speaking at a democracy forum. Ahmadinejad, whose government has been criticised for human rights...
  • Iranian diplomats expelled from UK arrive home 03-12-2011 09:27 AM

    Tehran: Iranian diplomats expelled from London in retaliation for attacks on British compounds in Tehran arrived home on Saturday, the official IRNA news agency reported, sealing Iran's most serious diplomatic rift with the West in decades. About 150 hard-liners waiting with flower necklaces had gathered at Tehran's Mehrabad airport to...
  • Won't retreat from nuclear path: Iran President 09-11-2011 03:32 PM

    Tehran: Iran won't retreat "one iota" from its nuclear program but the world is being misled by claims that it seeks atomic weapons, Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday in his first reaction since a UN watchdog report that Tehran is on the brink of developing a warhead. Ahmadinejad...
  • Ahmadinejad warns of attacks against Iran 07-11-2011 04:50 PM

    Cairo: As tensions mounted in the Persian Gulf over accusations that Iran was close to making nuclear weapons, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday warned of any attacks against his country. Alleging that the US and Israel were mustering international backing for a military strike on Iran, Ahmadinejad claimed that...
  • Iran says Russian plan could revive nuclear talks 17-08-2011 02:52 AM

    Tehran: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad welcomed on Tuesday a Russian attempt to revive talks with six world powers that view its uranium enrichment programme as a potential pathway to nuclear weapons, but was vague about what the agenda should be. "Iran welcomes the Russian proposal and is ready to take...
  • Iran accuses West of sponsoring terrorism 26-06-2011 07:00 AM

    Tehran: Iran used a conference on stopping terrorism on Saturday to accuse the West of being the main sponsor of political violence against civilians. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told delegates who included the leaders of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, the main battlefields for the US "war on terrorism" that Washington, Israel...
  • Iran accuses West of sponsoring terrorism 25-06-2011 05:11 PM

    Tehran: Iran used a conference on stopping terrorism on Saturday to accuse the West of being the main sponsor of political violence against civilians. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told delegates who included the leaders of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan - the main battlefields for the US "war on terrorism" - that...
  • Anti-Ahmedinejad stir in Iran, one reported dead 15-02-2011 07:32 AM

    Tehran: Tens of thousands of demonstrators who marched in Tehran in defiance of the Iranian government were largely cleared from the city's streets by nightfall. Patrolling security forces had battled protesters with batons and tear gas for much of the day on Monday. The wave of people who marched along...
  • Iran President calls UNSC 'political retards' 24-12-2010 05:02 PM

    Tehran: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the member states of the UN Security Council were "political retards" for still believing in the effectiveness of sanctions, the news agency 'ILNA' reported on Friday. "The officials of those countries who in the third millennium still think sanctions are an effective means are...
  • Obama slams Ahmadinejad over his 9/11 comments 25-09-2010 12:54 PM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has hit out at his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for saying that America was behind the 9/11 attacks. Ahmadinejad in his speech at the UN had suggested that the US was involved in the 9/11 attacks. While speaking to BBC, the President called the comments...