A comprehensive timeline of the iran nuclear deal brookings. Iranian centrist candidate hassan rouhani has won the islamic republics presidential election. At the end of the meetings, negotiators announce that no further meetings are scheduled and the sides remain far apart. The last presidential elections were held in iran on june 14, 20.
Such a consensus on the right failed to emerge as candidates pressed forward individually and even attacked one another. Elections for the majlis, or iranian parliament, and assembly of experts, which will appoint the next supreme leader, are taking place on friday. The guardian council then screened 680 registered candidates, approving eight to run in the election, with hassan rouhani winning in a landslide victory. In the 2012 parliamentary elections there was a boycott by reformist parties, including the islamic iran participation front, the mojahedin of the islamic revolution organisation, and karroubis. Elections for the assembly of experts are held every eight years. May 20, 2017 president hassan rouhani defeated his closest rival, ebrahim raisi, 57 percent to 38. On international workers day in may, the tudeh party announces the merger of four union federations into the first major trade union in iran. Iran announces it will restart uranium enrichment following the election of hardline president mahmoud ahmadinejad, a critical iran report by the iaea to the u. Presidential elections are held following a campaign that saw huge rallies held in support of both incumbent mahmoud ahmadinejad and main opposition. A detailed summary prepared by the brookingsaffiliated blog, lawfare, outlines of the timing of obligations and activities triggered at. The united states first levied economic and political sanctions against iran during the 197981 hostage. Record turnout reported in iran elections march 02, 2012 07.
November 16, 1987 irancontra congressional report is released. Lets focus for a moment on raisi, the conservative candidate. The global dialogue on the future of iran digital public. Timeline of irans political events the iran primer. It includes the latest developments and analysis of news about the upcoming election. The nature of the elections in iran have been a contentious issue. Despite the restrictions, elections in iran typically has high turnout. Summary report irans june 14, 20 elections national democratic institute 5 of 15 candidacy, presumably in a similar effort to consolidate conservative support. Iran took a turn for the worse on the weekend of the 19th, 20th, and 21st. Iran s semiofficial mehr news reported via twitter that voting lines got longer in the afternoon, and that there were. But the result is expected to help set the political stage for the 20 presidential election. Iran remains neutral, but is friendly towards the axis powers.
May president obama sent a letter to ayatollah khamenei before irans june presidential elections that called for improved relations through cooperation and regional bilateral relations. The president is elected for a fouryear term by the people. Later, the program was completely shown again on friday, 31 may 20. President reagan to investigate the iran contra affair. Reuters world brings you live coverage of the elections, including indepth reporting, analysis, photography, interactive graphics, video and more for this event. Timeline of nuclear diplomacy with iran arms control.
In june, 2009, having promised that i would vote, i held an open house on election day, an all. Iran will hold national elections this friday, with the countrys voters set to cast their ballots for representatives in two important political bodies. Western intelligence services and an iranian opposition group reveal a covert nuclear site at the eastern city of natanz. The ottoman empire inflicted a severe defeat on a numerically inferior persian force, opening the northwestern iranian plateau to their occupation 7 september.
Timeline of nuclear diplomacy with iran arms control association. Hassan rouhani won with a landslide victory, elected in the first round of voting with 50. Ismail i established himself in tabriz and declared himself the king shah of iran 1514. Iran can begin installing the necessary infrastructure for the ir8 at natanz in hall b of fep. Results from iranian presidential election start to. In january 20 authorities blocked plans by the coordination council of the. January iran arrested 11 journalists accused of working with foreign. There are aggregators that automatically bundles together the latest iran tweets can be found here. Irans june 14, 20 elections national democratic institute. Bbc news middle east internet brings events in iran to. In 20, more than 70 percent of the 50 million electorate cast their ballot for president reflecting a popular hope for democracy.
It evaluates the role and impact of information controls during the iranian presidential elections in 20. Feb 23, 2016 elections for the majlis, or iranian parliament, and assembly of experts, which will appoint the next supreme leader, are taking place on friday. Timeline of irans foreign relations the iran primer. He will be made prime minister in 1923 and shah of iran in 1925. March 6 9, 20 starting on march 6th, iranian internet users started reporting on social media and through psiphons feedback emails that their vpns were no longer working. Results from iranian presidential election start to trickle in. Jun 21, 2009 iran took a turn for the worse on the weekend of the 19th, 20th, and 21st.
Tehran mayor mohammad bagher ghalibaf finished second with 16. Voters can cast their ballot at any polling station. Moderate cleric hassan rouhani wins irans presidential vote the. Iran elects on national level a head of state and head of government the president, a legislature the majlis, and an assembly of experts which elects the supreme leader. Moderate cleric hassan rouhani wins irans presidential vote. Lack of independent oversight can negatively impact the credibility of the process and erode public trust. By farzad madadzadeh on friday, march 14, 2008, i went to a polling station in western tehran. Threats to free, fair elections human rights watch.
Social media spread dozens of videos, web tools, and. Jun 15, 2015 in the 2012 parliamentary elections there was a boycott by reformist parties, including the islamic iran participation front, the mojahedin of the islamic revolution organisation, and karroubis. President hassan rouhani defeated his closest rival, ebrahim raisi, 57 percent to 38. It marks the bloodiest days in the iran election crisis so far. At the time, vpns were the most popular and widely used circumvention method in iran and this sudden change left many internet users.
Russopersian war 18261828 facing the possibility of a russian conquest of tehran and with tabriz already occupied, persia signed the treaty of turkmenchay. June iran was suspected of masterminding the june 25 bombing of khobar towers, a u. Irans semiofficial mehr news reported via twitter that voting lines. The first round of presidential elections were held in iran on june 14, 20. Irans protests and the threat to domestic stability. Iran s presidential elections introduction information controls. Iran has a unicameral islamic consultative assembly majleseshurayeeslami with 290 seats. Toronto, and canada more broadly, is home to one of the largest communities of iranian diaspora in the world. Iran sets presidential election date for may 19, 2017. Iranian men wait to vote at a polling station at the massoumeh shrine in the holy city of qom, south of tehran, during presidential elections on june 14. Since late 2017, there have been hundreds of protests in iran per month about such issues as deteriorating economic conditions, environmental degradation, and political grievances. But whether the political shift leads to a deal to restrain irans nuclear program depends on many factors, much outside the control of irans new president, parsi. Presidential elections were held in iran on 19 may 2017, the twelfth such election in iran. Us imposes sanctions 1995 us imposes oil and trade sanctions over iran s alleged sponsorship of terrorism, seeking to acquire nuclear arms and hostility to the middle east process.
Fridays presidential election in iran is unlikely to bring significant change to the islamic republic, whose supreme leader has ensured hardline candidates dominate the field. Download the brief as protests surge in iraq and lebanon, the iranian regime also has to deal with its own protest movement. However, these protests are unlikely to threaten regime. At stake, as so many voters told me in 20 and again in 2016, is whether iran will avoid becoming another syria, the site of a bloody civil war that invites the intervention of. Hassan rouhani, a moderate, is irans next president. Jun 18, 20 the first round of presidential elections were held in iran on june 14, 20. Feb 26, 2016 by farzad madadzadeh on friday, march 14, 2008, i went to a polling station in western tehran. Irans obligation to keep its enrichment capacity below 5060 ir1 centrifuges comes to an end. Also city and village council elections are held every four years throughout the country. The most recent presidential election and the most recent local elections were held on 14 june 20, simultaneously for the first time. The ottoman sultan entered tabriz a mutiny in the ottoman army forced the. In irans presidential voting, very early results saturday put centrist candidate hassan rouhani in the. The tudeh party presented 23 candidates, eight won in the elections.
December 19, 1986 at the request of attorney general meese, a three judge panel appoints lawrence walsh, a former judge and deputy attorney general in the eisenhower administration, to be the independent counsel. The most recent parliamentary election and the most recent assembly of experts elections were held on 26 february 2016. Polls close in irans first elections since clinching a deal with world powers over its nuclear programme and the lifting of sanctions. Irancontra affair timeline for reference and background information. Irans june 14, 20 elections national democratic institute 2 of 8 that body is not independent. Rouhani wins reelection in iran by a wide margin the new.
At the end of the meetings, negotiators announce that no further. Khamenei briefly mentioned the letter in his friday sermon. He brings modernization to iran, but is resented by devout muslims. Supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei says he has asked the guardians council, which supervises elections, to probe allegations of rigging and calls on mousavi to. May president obama sent a letter to ayatollah khamenei before iran s june presidential elections that called for improved relations through cooperation and regional bilateral relations. The middle east program offers the latest news on the iranian presidential election of june 20, based on a selection of iranian news sources. Security council, and after britain, france and germany walk out of. Below is a timeline of major events that occurred during that period. At its greatest extent under darius i stretches from the aegean sea and libya to the indus valley.
Iranian clergymen wait in line to vote at a polling station at the massoumeh shrine on june 14. The nuclear agreement and the state of the economy will likely be the central issues of the iranian presidential elections on may 19, 2017. Tuesdays nuclear agreement between world powers and iran culminates more than a decade of diplomatic efforts to ensure that tehran cannot develop nuclear weapons. The parliament or islamic consultative assembly majlise shuraye eslami has 290 members, elected for a fouryear term in multi and singleseat constituencies. Hassan rouhanis victory in the june 20 iranian presidential elections signaled a shift. Results from iranian presidential election start to trickle. Presidential elections were held in iran on 14 june 20. According to the official dates announced on 1 april 2017 by the ministry of interior.
Jan 06, 2020 2012 october iran s rial currency falls to a new record low against the us dollar, losing 80% of its value since 2011 because of international sanctions. May 26, 2017 in irans elections, the hardliners lost. Iran does not create or maintain rolls of qualified voters. Iran s presidential elections is a collaboration between asl19 and psiphon. There were no reports of unrest or serious problems at the polls. Iran can produce complete centrifuges at at a rate of up to. May 17, 2017 at stake, as so many voters told me in 20 and again in 2016, is whether iran will avoid becoming another syria, the site of a bloody civil war that invites the intervention of foreign. Supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei says he has asked the guardians council, which supervises elections, to probe allegations of. The iran election update is a daily summary of uptodate information with links to news in both english and farsi.
International sanctions on iran council on foreign relations. Britain, france and germany engage iran in nuclear negotiations. Hassan rouhani wins iranian election, promising relief from sanctions that are crippling the countrys economy and signaling a new willingness to engage on the nuclear issue. Supreme leader of iran, ayatollah ali khamenei, issued a message commending the iranian people for their massive and epic turnout in the countrys twin elections. But a top mousavi aide, ali reza beheshti, said some polling stations in northwestern and southern provinces ran out of ballots, claiming it was a deliberate attempt by the government.
Supporters of iranian president hassan rouhani celebrate in tehran on may 20 after he won the presidential election. This inability has cost them the last several elections, including the 20 presidential race. March 1 april 30, 20 illegal vpns are blocked in iran. The leader of the islamic revolution is appointed for life by the assembly of experts. President hassan rouhani, the moderate incumbent, was first elected in 20 on a platform that included achieving sanctions relief through a nuclear deal. Irans nuclear program began in the 1950s but was slow to progress. Imprisonment of opposition, media crackdown, impunity mar prospects. Voting in iran always happens on a friday, an official holiday, which creates a sense of occasion. Iranians have gone to the polls to elect a new president in a contest devoid of opposition candidates. The parliament or islamic consultative assembly majlise shura. In previous major elections in iran, the polls stayed open up to an additional three hours. Parliamentary elections were taking place on that day, just as they will be tomorrow in iran. The winner of yesterdays elections, is you, the iranian people, and the islamic establishment, which has managed to win the increasing trust of this big nation despite the enemies.
Sep 23, 2016 the nuclear agreement and the state of the economy will likely be the central issues of the iranian presidential elections on may 19, 2017. Security council subsequently adopted resolution 2231 to endorse the deal. Why do iranians bother voting in presidential elections. Secretary of state john kerry travels to muscat for talks with sultan qaboos largely focused on ensuring the viability of the omani channel ahead of. Irans 20 presidential elections were an unprecedented opportunity to bypass restrictive internet controls and enable open space for dialogue amongst iranian citizens. Below, we offer a rough timeline of events since the june 12 election, along with a daily sampling of tweets about events in iran.842 843 8 1303 944 700 1073 644 185 490 978 861 397 1292 1412 777 177 512 1202 741 549 102 181 113 1075 390 1100 2 1331 98 218 1239 1147 726 744 487 1024 354 388 521