Mahmoud Ahmadinejad http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29483/all en Iran unveils futuristic-looking warplane http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/iran-unveils-futuristic-looking-warplane <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran on Saturday unveiled a fighter jet it said was designed and built domestically, with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touting it as "one of the most advanced" aircraft in the world.</p> <p>State television footage showed the grey, futuristic-looking aircraft, code-named Qaher (Conqueror) F-313, displayed in a hangar.</p> <p>The warplane "is among the most advanced fighter jets in the world," Ahmadinejad told defence ministry top brass at the unveiling, media reports said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/iran-unveils-futuristic-looking-warplane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahmad Vahidi Business Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 09:15:27 +0000 5743894 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's exiled opposition urges June election boycott http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/irans-exiled-opposition-urges-june-election-boycott-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An exiled Iranian opposition group called in Paris on Saturday for a boycott of the June presidential election that will choose a successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.</p> <p>"This election whose only candidates are criminals implicated in the torture, massacre and looting of the Iranian people for 34 years, has no legitimacy in the eyes of the Iranian people and must be boycotted," the National Council of Resistance of Iran said in a statement released at an international conference in Paris.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/irans-exiled-opposition-urges-june-election-boycott-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad National Council of Resistance of Iran Politics War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 23:45:42 +0000 5744274 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran president accuses parliament speaker's family of corruption http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/iran-president-accuses-parliament-speakers-family-corruption <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yeganeh Torbati</p> <p>DUBAI, Feb 3 (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday accused the parliament speaker's family of corruption, during an angry debate reflecting a struggle between the Iranian leader and rival factions in his final months in power.</p> <p>The president used a speech defending a minister against impeachment to levy accusations of corruption against the family of speaker Ali Larijani, in a session marked by jeering and shouting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/iran-president-accuses-parliament-speakers-family-corruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:11:22 +0000 5744603 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Ahmadinejad accuses Iran speaker's family of corruption http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-1-ahmadinejad-accuses-iran-speakers-family-corruption <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Simmering political rivalry boils over in parliament</p> <p>* Ahmadinejad accuses Larijani brothers of corruption</p> <p>* Speaker Ali Larijani possible frontrunner at June election (Adds Fazel Larijani's response)</p> <p>By Yeganeh Torbati</p> <p>DUBAI, Feb 3 (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the parliament speaker's family of corruption on Sunday, turning a long-standing rivalry between two of Iran's most powerful figures into a face-to-face feud, months before an election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-1-ahmadinejad-accuses-iran-speakers-family-corruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 20:45:04 +0000 5744776 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Ahmadinejad says he is ready to be first Iranian in space http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/ahmadinejad-says-he-ready-be-first-iranian-space <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects end of Ahmadinejad's term to August from June, paragraph 7)</p> <p>DUBAI, Feb 4 (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready to be the first human sent into orbit by Iran's fledgling space programme, Iranian media reported.</p> <p>Iran declared last week that it had successfully launched a monkey into space and retrieved it alive, which officials hailed as a major step towards their goal of sending humans into space.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/ahmadinejad-says-he-ready-be-first-iranian-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Politics of Iran Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:30:21 +0000 5745272 at http://www.globalpost.com Ahmadinejad says ready to be Iran's first spaceman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/ahmadinejad-says-ready-be-irans-first-spaceman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he is ready "to be the first man in space" under Iran's ambitious programme which aims to send a human being into orbit by 2020.</p> <p>"Our youth are determined to send a man into space within the next four, five years and I'm sure that will happen," he said during a ceremony in Tehran where two new Iranian-made satellites were unveiled, according to ISNA news agency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/ahmadinejad-says-ready-be-irans-first-spaceman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:00:50 +0000 5745307 at http://www.globalpost.com Ahmadinejad says ready to be Iran's first spaceman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/ahmadinejad-says-ready-be-irans-first-spaceman-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he is ready "to be the first man in space" under Iran's ambitious programme which aims to send a human being into orbit by 2020.</p> <p>"Our youth are determined to send a man into space within the next four, five years, and I'm sure that will happen," he said during a ceremony in Tehran where two new Iranian-made satellites were unveiled, according to ISNA news agency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/ahmadinejad-says-ready-be-irans-first-spaceman-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:01:27 +0000 5745575 at http://www.globalpost.com Ahmadinejad urges support for Iraqi unity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/blank-headline-received-7 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIRUT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged regional countries on Monday to work for unity in Iraq, which has seen weeks of protests against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, warning that any disturbance there would affect the whole Middle East.</p> <p>"If a fire breaks out it will burn everyone," Ahmadinejad, speaking through a translator, said in an interview with Al Mayadeen television. "I said with all honesty, those who are interfering will be subject to harm".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/blank-headline-received-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Mahmoud Ahmadinejad War Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:00:43 +0000 5745720 at http://www.globalpost.com Ahmadinejad says war not solution in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/blank-headline-received-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIRUT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday that Syria's crisis could not be solved by military means and he called for a national accord leading to elections.</p> <p>"War is not the solution...A government that rules through war - its work will be very difficult. A sectarian war should not be launched in Syria," he told Al Mayadeen television.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/blank-headline-received-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:15:49 +0000 5745737 at http://www.globalpost.com Ahmadinejad hopes to improve ties in Cairo visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/ahmadinejad-hopes-improve-ties-cairo-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left Tehran on Tuesday for the first visit to Egypt by an Iranian head of state since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, promising to work towards strengthening bilateral ties.</p> <p>Ahmadinejad during the three-day visit will attend an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation conference in Cairo as well as meet with Egyptian officials and politicians, the official IRNA news agency reported.</p> <p>"I will try to pave the ground for developing cooperation between Iran and Egypt," Ahmadinejad told reporters before leaving Tehran.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/ahmadinejad-hopes-improve-ties-cairo-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:30:35 +0000 5746121 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Ahmadinejad in Cairo at start of historic Egypt visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/urgent-ahmadinejad-cairo-at-start-historic-egypt-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Cairo on Tuesday, marking the first visit to Egypt by an Iranian president since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, Egyptian television footage showed.</p> <p>Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi welcomed Ahmadinejad at Cairo airport as he disembarked from the plane, the footage showed.</p> <p>Ahmadinejad, who is on a three-day visit, will attend an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation conference in Cairo and will hold talks with Egyptian officials, Iranian media said ahead of the trip.</p> <p>tm/jds/bpz</p> Government Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:00:46 +0000 5746178 at http://www.globalpost.com Ahmadinejad in Cairo, first visit by Iran leader since 1979 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/ahmadinejad-cairo-first-visit-iran-leader-1979 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Cairo on Tuesday, marking the first visit to Egypt by an Iranian president since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, Egyptian television footage showed.</p> <p>Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi welcomed Ahmadinejad at Cairo airport as he disembarked from the plane, the footage showed.</p> <p>Ahmadinejad, who is on a three-day visit, will attend an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation conference in Cairo and will hold talks with Egyptian officials, Iranian media said ahead of the trip.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/ahmadinejad-cairo-first-visit-iran-leader-1979" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign relations of Iran Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:15:21 +0000 5746185 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt reassures Gulf monarchies over ties with Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/egypt-reassures-gulf-monarchies-over-ties-iran-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Egypt moved on Tuesday to reassure its Gulf allies that any improvement in Cairo's ties with Tehran will not be at the expense of undermining Gulf Arab security, as the Iranian president began a landmark visit.</p> <p>"We consider the security of Gulf states in particular a red line," Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr said on the eve of an Islamic summit, in a bid to reassure Sunni Arab nations in the Gulf wary of a rapprochement with Shiite Iran.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/egypt-reassures-gulf-monarchies-over-ties-iran-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Foreign relations of Iran Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:16:24 +0000 5746487 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt top cleric scolds Ahmadinejad over interference http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/egypt-top-cleric-scolds-ahmadinejad-over-interference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Egypt's top cleric told visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to interfere in the affairs of Bahrain or other Gulf states, and to uphold the rights of his country's Sunni minority.</p> <p>Ahmed al-Tayyeb, the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's highest seat of learning, also denounced what he described as the "spread of Shiism in Sunni lands".</p> <p>Tayyeb, who made the remarks in a statement after meeting Ahmadinejad, demanded "the Iranian president respect Bahrain as a brotherly Arab nation, and not interfere in the affairs of Gulf states".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/egypt-top-cleric-scolds-ahmadinejad-over-interference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Middle East Social Issues AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:15:50 +0000 5746837 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt's top cleric scolds Ahmadinejad over interference http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/egypts-top-cleric-scolds-ahmadinejad-over-interference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Egypt's top cleric has told visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to interfere in the affairs of Bahrain or other Gulf states, and to uphold the rights of his country's Sunni minority.</p> <p>Ahmadinejad, the first Iranian president to visit Egypt in more than 30 years, was given a red-carpet welcome by Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Tuesday at the start of his landmark visit but was later chided by the top Sunni cleric.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/egypts-top-cleric-scolds-ahmadinejad-over-interference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Iran Islam Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Social Issues War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 04:16:29 +0000 5747138 at http://www.globalpost.com