Arash Karami


A supporter of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani holds a poster of him as she celebrates his victory in the presidential election, Tehran, May 20, 2017.  (photo by TIMA via REUTERS)

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In wake of Rouhani's win, conservative rivals vow to remain on scene

Sunday, May. 21, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

While President Hassan Rouhani’s victory was called a landslide by some, Iran’s conservatives will give the president a tough fight in implementing campaign promises.

In final day before vote, Rouhani lashes out at Iran’s hard-liners

Thursday, May. 18, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

In his final campaign speech, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued criticisms of his main conservative rival, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Basij and state TV.

Did Rouhani sell 'grand bargain' with US to Iranian voters?

Monday, May. 15, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

At a campaign rally, President Hassan Rouhani said Iranian officials are ready to negotiate with the United States on non-nuclear issues.

Khamenei warns against election unrest, George Soros

Thursday, May. 11, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned presidential candidates against stirring up unrest and warned George Soros against interfering in the election.

Khamenei increases pressure on Rouhani ahead of elections

Monday, May. 8, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's criticism of a UNESCO program promoting gender equality is seen as an attack on President Hassan Rouhani.

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