Iran presidential election live update


Iran presidential election live update
  1. Iran presidential election live update
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    Vote counting is expected to start in the Islamic Republic of Iran after polls closed in a presidential election that saw four candidates, including incumbent Hassan Rouhani, competing for the…
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The polls closed at 24:00 local time (1930 GMT) on Friday after voting hours were extended several times. More than 56 million people were eligible to vote in the election. Preliminary results are expected to trickle in throughout the next hours. The main competition was between Rouhani and Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, who is the current custodian of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad. This year’s presidential race also featured two low-key contenders - former deputy judiciary chief and member of Iran’s Expediency Council Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, and former vice president, Mostafa Hashemi-Taba. Two more candidates, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri, dropped out of the race on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Qalibaf withdrew candidacy in favor of Raeisi and Jahangiri pulled out in favor of Rouhani. Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who cast his vote immediately after the polls opened, said, "Everyone should vote in this important election." The 5th Islamic City and Village Council Elections were also held across Tehran on Friday. The competition in Tehran was between refor…

  1. Iran condemns attack on peaceful protesters in Bahrain

    Theiranproject.com - Iran
    05.23 / 22:09 theiranproject.com
    IRNA – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Tuesday condemned attack on peaceful protesters in Bahrain, adding that the attack has its roots in al-Khalifa rulers’ miscalculation. The Bahraini s…
  2. Trump ‘cozying up’ to despots behind Bahrain crackdown: Iran FM

    Theiranproject.com - Iran
    05.23 / 22:09 theiranproject.com
    Press TV- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the deadly crackdown by Bahraini security forces on protesters was the outcome of US President Donald Trump “cozying up” to despots …
  3. Signing huge deals with US biggest mistake of Arabs

    Theiranproject.com - Iran
    05.23 / 22:09 theiranproject.com
    IFP- An Iranian parliamentarian says conclusion of large contracts with the US would bethe Arab states’ biggest historical mistake. Senior member of Iran’s parliament Gholamreza Kateb has, in an int…
  4. Bahrain king responsible for any harm on Sheikh Qassim: Amal party

    Theiranproject.com - Iran
    05.23 / 22:09 theiranproject.com
    Press TV- Bahrain’s Islamic Action Society opposition party says Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah, the king of the Persian Gulf’s island country, is personally responsible for any harm, whatsoever,…
  5. Director of National Intelligence Declares Iran Is Still Supporting Assad Regime

    Stopfundamentalism.com - Iran
    05.23 / 19:11 stopfundamentalism.com
    Analysts have been accusing Iran of propping up Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime for a long time. Iran has also been named the leading state sponsor of terrorism by experts all over the world. This has recently been confirmed by the top intelligence chief Dan Coats.  Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, said that the behaviour of the Islamic Republic has not changed since the nuclear deal was si…
  6. International Efforts to Curb Iranian Threat

    Stopfundamentalism.com - Iran
    05.23 / 19:11 stopfundamentalism.com
    Threats to Saudi Arabia have been made in recent days by officials of Iran. It is just one more incident in a series of provocations carried out by the Islamic Republic. Tensions between the two countries have been getting worse.  The threat was made by the Defence Minister of Iran, Hossein Dehqan, following comments made by the heir apparent to the kingdom, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin …
  7. Iran reformists take power across major cities

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Iran
    05.23 / 18:47 yourmiddleeast.com
    The coalition now has control of the six largest Iranian cities, including Tehran, the holy city of Mashhad and tourist hotspot Isfahan -- and could capture more when final results are announced.Almost all major cities were previously in the hands of conservatives, but Friday's vote showed that new tactics by the reformist camp were helping them beat the system's…
  8. Trump's Saudi embrace and Iran's disdain upend Obama's vision

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Iran
    05.23 / 18:47 yourmiddleeast.com
    Pointedly delivering his first foreign speech in Riyadh on Sunday, Trump praised the six-state Gulf Cooperation Council, specifically Saudi Arabia, for efforts to cut off funding to extremists while lambasting Iran as the "spearhead of terrorism".While the unpredictable Trump completed the visit to the region without committing a major gaffe, his approach "swept away the entire Obama legacy with the wave of a hand," said Thierry Coville, an Iran expert at the French Institute for…
  9. National cyclist clinches gold at China Track Cup

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran
    05.23 / 17:57 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) – Mohammad Daneshvar of Iran has managed to stand on top position in Keirin event at 2017 China Track C…
  10. Tehran, Muscat after stronger banking ties

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran
    05.23 / 17:57 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) – In a bid to boost bilateral banking relations, Iran and Oman have reached a number of agreements including connection of bank payment systems of both s…
  11. Bahrain uses military tactics to quash dissent

    En.alalam.ir - Iran
    05.23 / 13:35 en.alalam.ir
    Bahraini regime forces have stormed into the residence of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of the country’s Shia majority in a northwestern village, arresting everyone inside the house. It is not yet clear whether Sheikh Qassim himself is among the d…
  12. ISIS brides are ordered back to Britain as thugs face oblivion in Syria and Iraq

    En.alalam.ir - Iran
    05.23 / 12:20 en.alalam.ir
    ISIS fanatics waging war in Syria are ordering British ISIS brides to return to the UK as they plan for a bloody final stand in their terror…
  13. Rouhani's press conference on Monday

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran
    05.23 / 10:33 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) – President Hassan Rouhani held a press conference Monday, three days after he emerged as the sweeping victor in the Friday presidential e…
  14. Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia coincides with UAE's $100,000,000 donation to Ivanka-backed fund!

    En.alalam.ir - Iran
    05.23 / 10:25 en.alalam.ir
    The White House has assured America, almost a million times now, that there is no collusion between White House officials and those seeking favor with the president. Sure, President TrumPutin hired all of his close friends and family to essentially run the White House, and yes, they have private interests that could be used to curry favor with the White House, but White House officials have assured the American public that this isn’t the c…
  15. Bahrain police open fire on sit-in protesters, 1 killed: witnesses

    En.alalam.ir - Iran
    05.23 / 10:25 en.alalam.ir
    Bahrain police on Tuesday opened fire on a long-running sit-in in support of a leading Shiite cleric in the Sunni-ruled [persian] Gulf state, hit by years of…
  16. Syrian army destroys ISIS fortifications ,hideouts in Deir Ezzor

    En.alalam.ir - Iran
    05.23 / 09:39 en.alalam.ir
    Syrian Army and Armed Forces units, backed by the Syrian Air Force, carried out strikes against gatherings and fortifications for ISIS terrorist organization in Deir Ezzor city and its…
  17. Iran not to wait for US permission to test ballistic missiles

    En.alalam.ir - Iran
    05.23 / 09:39 en.alalam.ir
    Iran's newly-elected president Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the country will continue its ballistic missile program despite criticism from US…
  18. Trump asked two intel chiefs to deny Russia collusion: report

    En.alalam.ir - Iran
    05.23 / 09:39 en.alalam.ir
    President Donald Trump asked two top US intelligence officials in March to help push back against the FBI investigation into his campaign's possible links with Russia, The Washington Post reported…
  19. Turkish NBA star Kanter calls Erdogan 'Hitler of our century'

    En.alalam.ir - Iran
    05.23 / 09:39 en.alalam.ir
    Enes Kanter, the NBA star whose home country, Turkey, revoked his passport over the weekend, lashed out at President Tayyip Erdogan at a news conference on Monday, calling him "the Hitler of our century" and describing himself as the victim of political…
  20. President vows to fulfill campaign promises

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran
    05.23 / 09:19 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) – President Rouhani ensured he would fulfill his presidential campaign promises to the Iranian n…