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  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the 67th session of the U.N. General Assembly at the world body's headquarters on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    Iranian president hurls insults with less fury

    Iran's president complained Wednesday about threats of military action from "uncivilized Zionists" and intimidation by nuclear-armed "hegemonic powers" in his address to the U.N. General Assembly.


  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Sept. 25, 2012. (Associated Press)

    U.N. chief alarmed by 'war talk,' Syrian crisis

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed alarm at the "shrill war talk" between Iran and Israel, and urged leaders to cool their rhetoric.


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Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (center) is flanked by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (left), chief of the Expediency Council, and Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Mr. Rafsanjani, who previously served as president of Iran and remains a political force, favors a more moderate approach to the West.

    West might welcome Rafsanjani to power in Iran

    The political obituary of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been written several times — when he lost a comeback presidential bid, when he was dumped from leading Friday prayers at Tehran University, when he was pushed out as head of a panel that will pick Iran's next supreme leader.


  • Ahmadinejad: Attack by Israel doesn’t worry Iran

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday dismissed threats of military action against Iran's nuclear program, asserting that his country's project to enrich uranium is only for peaceful purposes and disputing that the country worries at all about an Israeli attack to destroy Iran's nuclear capacity.


  • ** FILE ** In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, file photo, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Nuke talk questions await Iranian president at U.N.

    As Iran's president crafts his talking points for his annual trip to New York, one message is likely to remain near the top: Tehran has not closed the door on nuclear dialogue and is ready to resume negotiations with world powers.


  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (left) listens to an official as he looks at a mortar launcher, while his defense minister, Gen. Ahmad Vahidi (second from left), looks on during a ceremony to unveil Iranian-made weapons and to mark the national day of Iran's defense industry on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohsen Rafinejad)

    Iran unveils upgraded short-range missile

    Iran's president on Tuesday unveiled an upgraded version of a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile just weeks after it was test-fired, the country's state-media reported.


  • Illustration: Iranian missiles by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.

    HUMIRE: Iranian weapons on America's doorstep

    While many of the world's leaders traveled to a Mexican seaside resort in Los Cabos for the annual Group of 20 meeting a couple weeks ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad traveled a little farther south, to Rio de Janeiro, for another meeting of world leaders - the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.


  • Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad poses June 20, 2012, for a photo at the United Nations conference on sustainable development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro. (Associated Press)

    Iran attacks world powers' 'dishonesty'

    Iran's leaders have accused the West of "enmity" and "bullying" policies after recent nuclear talks with world powers in Moscow ended without progress, according to media reports Thursday.


  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (right)and Chinese President Hu Jintao review an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony Friday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Mr. Ahmadinejad held more sway at a security summit in China than he does with Iran's theocracy at home. (Associated Press)

    Iran's Ahmadinejad politically wounded but wily

    Iran's president hardly seemed like a fading political force at a security summit in Beijing last week.


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