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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad æhmædiːneˈʒɒːd, ; born 28 October 1956) is the sixth and current President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the main political leader of the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, a coalition of conservative political groups in the country. An engineer and teacher from a poor background, Ahmadinejad joined the Office for Strengthening Unity after the Islamic Revolution. Appointed a provincial governor, he was removed after the election of President Mohammad Khatami and returned to teaching. Tehran's council elected him mayor in 2003. He took a religious hard-line, reversing reforms of previous moderate mayors. His 2005 presidential campaign, supported by the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, garnered 62% of the runoff election votes, and he became President on 3 August 2005.
Ahmadinejad is a controversial figure both within Iran and internationally. He has been criticized domestically for his economic lapses and disregard for human rights. He launched a ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Major bank debtors are close to Ahmadinejad: MP
2014-07-08
TEHRAN – An MP has said that according to some reports the lion's share of “major bank debtors” are those close to former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “These people are collecting funds to spend at the next presidential elections to win the votes in ...
(Tehran Times)

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    Iran Birth Control Ban Moves Closer as Ayatollah Seeks to 'Strengthen National ...
    2014-07-07
    The policy was maintained for two decades, although it changed drastically under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who described birth control measures as secular and Western. His government passed a law in which the parents of new children ...
    (International Business Times UK)

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      Iran, world powers start final nuclear talks round before deadline
      2014-07-03
      ... could be reached if "the Iranian nation's nuclear rights are consolidated and respected." Iran has sounded a more positive tone toward the West since President Hassan Rouhani was elected last year to succeed the more volatile Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
      (CNN)
      1. Iran, world powers start final nuclear talks
      2. Final round of talks between P5 1 and Iran starts in Vienna
      3. Iran, world powers start final nuclear talks round before deadline

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      Crack in sanctions cannot be repaired: Rouhani
      2014-07-01
      He was indirectly referring to the decisions taken by the administration of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was in office for two consecutive four-year terms from 2005 to 2013. “No decision will be made without consultation,” Rouhani noted.
      (Tehran Times)

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        Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Appears to Send World Cup Tweet
        2014-06-27
        A Twitter account purportedly written by Iran's hard-line president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sent a message of support for the country's World Cup team. The account, @DrAhmadinejad, started in April. Although it is not verifiable by NBC News, it was ...
        (NBCNews.com)
        1. The Iranian World Cup team

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        Iranian Women Defy Ban, Watch World Cup With Men
        2014-06-24
        In 2006, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad allowed women to attend soccer matches in big stadiums so long as they sat in a separate section, but the ban was promptly reinstated by Iranian clerics. Watching the World Cup in a mixed crowd at a local cafe may ...
        (Jezebel)
        1. Iranian Restaurants defy ban, broadcast World Cup

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        The Moderation Will Not Be Televised
        2014-06-23
        ... also voiced his doubts about the decision to allow the publication of Zanan-e Emrouz ("Today's Women"), a magazine that has become a symbol of Rouhani's effort to resurrect civil society after the crackdown under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
        (Foreign Policy (blog))
        1. OpEd: Don't forgot sexual minorities in Iran
        2. Hurdles must be identified before drafting 6th development plan: Rouhani
        3. The World Cup Tool: Improving Iran's Image?

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        Defying ban, Iranian women watch World Cup with men in public
        2014-06-23
        Iranian women were briefly allowed to attend volleyball matches during the presidency of moderate Mohammad Khatami but the ban was reinstated in 2005 when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to power. In an apparent effort to avoid mixed crowds watching ...
        (CNN)

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          What's going on? 400% increase in British tourists to Iran
          2014-06-22
          For years, the administration of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad put off all but the most adventurous travelers. But the arrival of Hassan Rouhani as his successor last year appears to have made the Middle Eastern country seem friendlier.
          (Al-Bawaba)

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