Sunday, Dec 04, 2022

Ebrahim Raisi


Iran's president tries to assuage anger as protests continue

October 04, 2022 5:44 pm

Raisi acknowledged that the Islamic Republic had “weaknesses and shortcomings,” but repeated the official line that the unrest sparked last month by the death of a woman in the custody of the country's morality police was nothing short of a plot by Iran's enemies.

Iranian President Raisi cancelled interview after I refused to wear headscarf, says US journalist

September 23, 2022 9:40 am

The interview with President Ebrahim Raisi would have come at a time when at least 31 protesters have been killed in clashes with Iranian security forces since violence erupted over the weekend because of Mahsa Amini's death.

Iranian president's Holocaust remarks spark outcry in Israel

September 19, 2022 9:21 pm

Raisi, an ultraconservative cleric known for his hostility to the West, became president last year.

PM meets Iran President, reviews Chabahar Port progress

September 17, 2022 12:51 am

“The two leaders reviewed the progress in the development of the Shahid Behesti terminal, Chabahar Port and underscored the importance of bilateral cooperation in the field of regional connectivity,” a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs said.

As hopes for nuclear deal fade, Iran rebuilds and risks grow

November 22, 2021 11:55 am

But American intelligence officials and international inspectors say the Iranians have quickly gotten the facilities back online — often installing newer machines that can enrich uranium at a far more rapid pace.

Iran: US should lift sanctions to prove it wants talks

October 19, 2021 10:32 am

In an interview with state TV, Ebrahim Raisi said Iran is after “goal-oriented” talks with the West and said Iran “never left” the negotiation table.

Iran court upholds jail term for UK-Iranian aid worker, lawyer says

October 17, 2021 4:56 pm

In April, an Iranian court sentenced Zaghari-Ratcliffe to a new term in jail on charges of propaganda against Iran's ruling system, just a month after she finished a prior five-year sentence.

An opening in West Asia

July 25, 2021 3:06 pm

New governments in Israel, Iran may provide room for negotiation for Palestinians.

‘Iran not ready for nuclear talks until Ebrahim Raisi takes over’

July 15, 2021 8:39 am

Talks began in April on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, formally named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, but have appeared stuck since their sixth round ended on June 20, with no sign when they may resume.

Iranian exiles protest, demand prosecution of president-elect

July 11, 2021 11:01 am

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have said Raisi's election was a blow for human rights and called for an investigation of his role in what they and Washington have called the extrajudicial executions of thousands of political prisoners.