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Iran president's inner circle has Western accent

Just days after Hasan Rouhani's election victory in Iran, his top advisers and allies gathered for a closed-door strategy session at a think tank run by the new president. The group, lugging spread sheets, notes and policy papers, also carried something new into the mix — an array of degrees from WeFull story

Iran's Rouhani to pack cabinet with old hands

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani will pick a cabinet of experienced insiders and will appoint the head of a powerful charity-cum-business foundation as his chief nuclear negotiator, Iranian news agencies said on Monday. Full story

Iran's new president to return Zanganeh to oil ministry: source

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani is expected to return respected former oil minister Bijan Zanganeh to the post he held for eight years until hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to office in 2005, an Iranian industry source said on Sunday. Full story

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Timeline: Recent events in Iran


  It's Election Day in Iran

Iranian voters are heading to the polls to elect a new president, reports NBC's Ali Arouzi. The country's current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is barred from the election.

  Four-hour debates, weeping mark Iranian election

Rachel Maddow reports on the campaign for the presidency of Iran, from hours-long marathon debates to the role of impassioned weeping by candidates.

  Iran fires up nuclear plants

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces his country "has gone nuclear" as Iran starts production at two uranium mines and a yellow-cake plant.'s Dara Brown reports.

  The Red Line on Iran Nukes

In an interview with an Egyptian newspaper, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran is "already a nuclear state," and that Iran has no intention of launching an attack on Israel. Danielle Pletka, American Enterprise Institute, offers insight.

  Iran says space launch center almost finished

Iran says that the construction phase of the country's new space launch center is almost complete. Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he's willing to be the country's first man in space.'s Dara Brown reports.

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