With half an hour left to register, Iran’s two most controversial presidential candidates pledged to run for president over the weekend. The country now has to wait to hear which of the handful of candidates will be allowed to contest the June poll. NBC News’ Ali Arouzi reports from Tehran.
DUBAI (Reuters) - 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 next month he may also get the chance to carve out its future. Full story
(Reuters) - The Iranian property developer leant back in his chair, drew hard on a shisha pipe and looked down at photographs of a Tehran apartment block on his tablet computer. Full story
The film, which explores the unintended consequences of revolution, features the tragically resonant story of an angry mob that storms into an American embassy in 1979. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports.
NBC’s Andrea Mitchell sat down with actor and director Ben Affleck to discuss his new film "Argo," which tells the story of a real-life CIA mission to help six American hostages escape Tehran during the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979.
The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd touches base with NBC reporters across the Mid-East including NBC’s Atia Abawi in Kabul, Martin Fletcher in Tel Aviv, Ali Arouzi in Tehran and Ann Curry from the Syrian border.
On the morning of Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1979, the fortified U.S. embassy in central Tehran came under a full-scale attack as hundreds of militants climbed over the walls and poured through the breached gate. NBC’s Tom Brokaw, and Jim Bittermann report on the attack, Richard Valeriani from th
Former Defense Secretary William Cohen talks about the United Nations Special Envoy’s attempt to salvage peace efforts.
Iran's First Vice President Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie speaks during a ceremony in Tehran July 22, 2009. REUTERS/Yalda Moaiery
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani casts his ballot in a parliamentary election in Tehran March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, head of Iran's Assembly of Experts, speaks during the 7th session of the Assembly in Tehran February 23, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl