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  President of the United States - George W. Bush
President George W. Bush stands during the playing of the National Anthem during a Fallen Soldiers National Memorial Ceremony at the American Legion Post 121 in Waco, Texas Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007.
President George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States and was sworn in for a second term on January 20, 2005.
One of the principal purposes of the Cabinet is to advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the duties of their respective offices.
www.whitehouse.gov /president   (753 words)

 Iran president sends letter to Bush - Independent Online Edition > Middle East
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written to George W Bush proposing "new solutions" to their differences in the first letter from an Iranian leader to an American president in 27 years, government spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham said today.
It is the first time that an Iranian president has written to his US counterpart since 1979, when the two countries broke relations after Iranian militants stormed the US Embassy and held the occupants hostage for more than a year.
Iran claims its nuclear program is strictly for the generation of electricity and that it requires enrichment to be self-reliant in fuel for nuclear reactors.
news.independent.co.uk /world/middle_east/article362804.ece   (464 words)

  Iran News from FarsiNet, FarsiNews at FarsiNet.com, Iran and Iraq News, Iran Nuclear Energy Blog, Iran Democracy Blog, ...
Iran News from FarsiNet, FarsiNews at FarsiNet.com, Iran and Iraq News, Iran Nuclear Energy Blog, Iran Democracy Blog, Daily News Related to Iran in Persian, Iran Politics and Economics News, Iran Elections, Iranians and Persians News - Persian News by Persians for Iranians
Ahmadinejad - President of Iran at Columbia University - Sept. 2007 - سخنرانی احمدی نژاد در دانشگاه کلمبيا
Iran Weekly Press Digest - Independent bulletin of political, social, and economic affairs.
www.farsinet.com /news   (536 words)

  Science Fair Projects - President of Iran
Iran still has a president, however, and since the change in the constitution and the removal of the post of Prime Minister and merging most of the prime ministership duties with the President's, this once figurehead post has become a position of significant government influence.
The President of Iran is elected in a national election by universal adult suffrage.
Mohammad Ali Rajai - elected president on August 2, 1981 in the wake of Banisadr's impeachment.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/List_of_Presidents_of_Iran   (490 words)

 President of Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, unlike most republics, Iran's head of state is not the president, but rather the Supreme Leader, who is a religous figure chosen by a council of Islamic clerics.
Iran still has a president, however, and in recent years this once figurehead post has become a position of significant government influence, especially since the election of reformist president Mohammad Khatami in 1997.
The President of Iran is elected in a national election.
www.fact-index.com /p/pr/president_of_iran.html   (251 words)

 Iraqi president seeks Iran's help - Boston.com
Iran had been trying to organize a summit joining Ahmadinejad, Talabani and Syrian President Bashar Assad, but Damascus has not responded to Tehran's invitation.
Iran is believed to back Iraqi Shiite militias blamed in sectarian killings that have killed thousands this year.
Iran is Syria's only close ally and a rejection would be an unusual snub, but Damascus may be more worried about angering the United States by joining Iran's attempt to assert itself in Iraq.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/11/27/iraq_president_arrives_in_tehran   (691 words)

The embattled Iranian President said Iran and Azerbaijan agree that the Caspian must be a sea of peace and stability, and that all littoral states must have a share in exploiting its resources on a fair basis.
Iranians officials Iran Press Service talked to said there is no way Iran, "at least under present difficult political bargaining at home, to change its stated policy on the Caspian of sharing on the basis of 20 per cent each even as we know that we have lost the game".
Iran slammed last week Russia and Kazakhstan for having signed an official agreement defining their borders in the Caspian Sea, an accord Moscow is likely to sign with Baker soon.
www.iran-press-service.com /articles_2002/May_2002/iran_azarbaijan_aliyev_20502.htm   (860 words)

 UN Press Conference by President of Iran | Second Vermont Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, at United Nations Headquarters today, again emphatically defended his country’s nuclear programme and stressed that the nation was working within the framework of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
He noted that 180 States recognized Iran’s right to nuclear technology, and no portion of the NPT said that Iran needed the vote of the United States to have access to nuclear technology.
Iran did not want to see death, destruction and war in Palestine, yet 60 years of experience have not handed justice to all sides.
www.vermontrepublic.org /un_press_conference_by_president_of_iran   (860 words)

 Interview: Israeli President Discusses Iran Nuclear Standoff - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Consequently, I believe that if Iran does not change its policies in the near future, it won't be able to integrate into the international community and will become even more isolated than it is now, which likely will have a negative impact on the Iranian people.
It is true that [Iranian President Mahmud] Ahmadinejad calls for the destruction of Israel and if he had nuclear weapons, it would put us in an inconvenient situation, but this is a matter that concerns the whole world.
Iran needs to read the writing on the wall, and instead of acting against the international community, it should try to integrate with it.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2006/03/d4f1e891-1815-4cc4-8d41-ba83962e2373.html   (1568 words)

 Cirincione: Iran’s New ‘Hard Line’ President Pushing Iran toward Security Council Action on Nuclear Issues - Council ...
When we had our last interview about Iran, I think it was in June of 2005, you discussed at some length the fact that there was a kind of rivalry between the United States and Iran for the support of the European Union (EU) negotiators—from Britain, France, and Germany.
The statements and the actions of Iran in restarting previously suspended nuclear work have hardened European opinion against Iran, increased the resolve of the Europeans to implement what they said they would do, that is to bring Iran before the Security Council for sanctions.
I think what Iran is hoping for is still to find some way to back the Europeans down, to get access to the enrichment technologies that it requires and to find some sort of compromise on its terms, not on the Europeans' terms.
www.cfr.org /publication/9495/cirincione.html   (2539 words)

 Al Jazeera English - Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The official said the turnout was 22 million, or 47%, well down on the 63% of Iran's 46.7 million eligible voters, who cast ballots in the first round on 17 June.
Aides to Rafsanjani, who was president from 1989 to 1997 and has cast himself as a reformer, had accused the hardline Basij militia of trying to intimidate voters to back Ahmadinejad.
He said Rafsanjani believed that Iran's issues were closely linked to its foreign relations while Ahmadinejad asserted that Iran's difficult issues could not be resolved by merely strengthening ties with the US.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/612E09C6-EAAD-4C82-B55F-A4995728A5DA.htm   (715 words)

 Iran: President Says Light Surrounded Him During UN Speech - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad says that when he delivered his speech at the UN General Assembly in September, he felt there was a light around him and that the attention of the world leaders in the audience was unblinkingly focused upon him.
In mid-November, during a speech to Friday prayers leaders from across Iran, Ahmadinejad said that the main mission of the revolution is to pave the way for the reappearance of the 12th Imam.
In recent weeks, the president's aides have denied a rumor that he ordered his cabinet to write a pact of loyalty with the 12th Imam and throw it down a well near the holy city of Qom, where some believe the Imam is hiding.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2005/11/184cb9fb-887c-4696-8f54-0799df747a4a.html   (1030 words)

 Al Jazeera English - Middle East
Political analysts said Iran might try to use talks with Talabani to display its influence to the United States and bolster its position ahead of any dialogue with its enemy.
Iran had invited Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, to the talks, but Syria did not respond.
Iran is mainly accused of backing Shia militias and exporting arms, a charge Tehran dismisses.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/7F6DCC31-055D-4D5C-8F35-D1BB9E3713C9.htm   (448 words)

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US secretary of state Condoleezza said she sees “no evidence that Iran is interested in a deal that is going to be acceptable to an international community that is extremely skeptical of what the Iranians are up to.” At home too, Iran’s rulers are bent on generating a sense of high crisis and menace.
DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s Iran experts recall that in the 1980s, the founder of the Islamic republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini resorted extensively to pious and religious symbolism to invoke a sense of menace and electric anticipation in the country.
I do believe the president of Iran and the country of Iran should be banned from the UN for a time frame.
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/34-2299.aspx   (4145 words)

 Irans Powerless President -- In These Times
Iran’s economy is being controlled by a lot of mafias, which really benefit from the embargo that’s been imposed on the country for the past 20 years by the United States.
Rafsanjani’s past offices include speaker of parliament and president of Iran from 1989 to 1997, and he is now chairman of the powerful Expediency Council.
Posted by scorp on Jun 7, 2006 at 12:13 PM Talking to Iran at this point is a mistake, in that the Mullahs continue to make progress toward their nuclear goals (and therefore think they are winning) as long as they can keep the USA otherwise engaged.
www.inthesetimes.com /article/2681   (2205 words)

 ABC News: Iranian President Wants to Purge Profs
Iran's hard-line president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday called for an anti-liberal campaign in universities, another step back to 1980s-style radicalism, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
The president, in his role as head of the country's Council of Cultural Revolution, does have the authority to make such changes.
Ahmadinejad is widely believed to need to jockey between various interest groups in Iran, at a time when hard-liners increasingly control more of the top rungs of government but still encounter resistance from parts of the public at large.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=2395055   (416 words)

 SomaliNet News: Zimbabwe: President visits Iran : SomaliNet > Somali > Somalia and Somalinad
"Zimbabwe and Iran share a lot in common and the leaders of the two countries have stood their ground against Western attempts to vilify their respective governments for their principled stance on sovereignty.
Zimbabwe's president has often looked up to Iran after the isolation of Zimbabwe by the western world.
Iran and Zimbabwe are among other countries (Belarus, Cuba, Myanmar, North Korea) referred to as "outposts of tyranny" by US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
somalinet.com /news/world/English/5082   (167 words)

 BREITBART.COM - Iran Leader: Israel Will Be Annihilated
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The president of Iran again lashed out at Israel on Friday and said it was "heading toward annihilation," just days after Tehran raised fears about its nuclear activities by saying it successfully enriched uranium for the first time.
Iran has previously said it will give money to the Palestinian Authority to make up for the withdrawal of donations by Western nations who object to Hamas' refusal to recognize Israel and renounce violence.
Iran denies this, saying its program is confined to generating electricity.
www.breitbart.com /news/2006/04/14/D8GVSUC0H.html   (440 words)

 Iraqi president in Iran for talks | | The Australian
IRAQI President Jalal Talabani arrived for talks in Iran overnight amid growing calls for Washington to engage Tehran in dialogue to help stop Iraq sliding into civil war.
Iran's outspokenly anti-American president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said yesterday Iran was ready to help the United States in Iraq but only if it pledged to pull its troops out.
Iran is mainly accused of backing Shiite militias and exporting arms, a charge Tehran dismisses.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au /story/0,20867,20833802-1702,00.html   (453 words)

 Presidency of The Islamic Republic of Iran News Service
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Wednesday that 40 percent of the country's budget in the next fiscal year (March 2008-2009) would be allocated for rural areas.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Wednesday that the country is more than ever in need of the culture of martyrdom, self-sacrifice and appreciation of martyrs, war veterans and the disabled.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, by referring to the role of scientists and experts in expansion of ties among nations, said developing scientific relations provides the ground for cultural, political and economic ties among nations.
www.president.ir /en/?(none   (372 words)

 Former President of Iran Invited to Speak in D.C.
Despite a looming diplomatic showdown with Iran over its nuclear program, the Bush administration has agreed to issue a visa to former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami to give a public address at the Washington National Cathedral next month, according to the Rev. Canon John L. Peterson, director of the Center for Global Justice and Reconciliation.
Khatami would be the most senior Iranian to visit Washington since Iran's 1979 revolution and the 1979-1981 takeover of the U.S. Embassy, which led Washington to sever relations with a country that had been one of its two closest allies in the Middle East.
Iran is expected to give its official answer today to a U.S.-backed package of incentives designed to get Tehran to give up uranium enrichment, a process in a peaceful nuclear energy program that can be converted to develop a nuclear weapon.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/21/AR2006082101685.html?nav=rss_world   (774 words)

 President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (born October 28, 1956) is the 6th and current president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
He has refused to stop the nuclear program of Iran, in spite of the demands of the UN Security Council, declaring that the Iranian nuclear enrichment program is for peaceful purposes only.
Iran`s president said Monday Iran will retaliate if the U.S. strikes the country militarily, but Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also said Iran had agreed to meet with the U.S. in Baghdad to discuss security in Iraq.
www.presidentofiran.com   (753 words)

 Iraqi president seeks Iran's help
But she says it seems Iran is increasingly concerned about the uncontrollable level of violence in Iraq.
Increased contact with Iran and Syria is one of the options being considered by the US Iraq Study Group, which is in its final stages of deliberation on recommending what new policies Washington could adopt on Iraq.
Iran could help the most by pulling their insurgents out of Iraq and stopping the supply od explosives and other ordnance.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1744743/posts   (1722 words)

 Iran Focus-Iran’s new President has a past mired in controversy - Iran (General) - News
This was the typical reaction of most Iranians a day after the first round of presidential elections in Iran, when they heard that the two candidates facing each other in the run-off were veteran politician Ayatollah Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and the little-known, ultra-conservative mayor of Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Last week’s surprise was all forgotten by the much bigger shock on Friday, when Ahmadinejad defeated the former President and iconic figure in the ruling theocracy in a landslide victory that consolidated power in the hands of the ruling Islamic clerics.
According to the state-run website Baztab, allies of outgoing President Mohammad Khatami have revealed that Ahmadinejad worked for some time as an executioner in the notorious Evin Prison, where thousands of political prisoners were executed in the bloody purges of the 1980s.
www.iranfocus.com /modules/news/article.php?storyid=2605   (1103 words)

 Send Electronic Mail to the President
One email per week will be chosen randomly to be read and responded by the president.
President's office will respond (if applicable) to all other messages.
Copyright © 2003 The Embassy of The Islamic Republic of Iran, Ottawa-Canada
www.salamiran.org /IranInfo/State/Presidency/Mail_President.html   (113 words)

 Why this man should give us all nightmares | the Daily Mail
On coming to power, in order to hasten the return of the Hidden Imam, the Iranian President allocated the equivalent of £10m for the building of a blue-tiled mosque at Jamkaran, south of the capital, where the five-year-old Hidden Imam was said to have disappeared down the well.
When the President drew up a list of his cabinet ministers, he's rumoured to have dropped their names down the well in order to benefit from its alleged divine connection.
Iran's nuclear facilities should simply be destroyed by air strikes.
www.dailymail.co.uk /pages/live/articles/news/newscomment.html?in_article_id=401858&in_page_id=1787   (1527 words)

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