Iranian diplomats are not prepared to engage with the US for nuclear talks as they wait for Raisi to replace Rouhani in August.
Iran has accused Israel of several attacks on facilities linked to its nuclear programme and killing its nuclear scientists over the past years. Israel has neither denied nor confirmed the allegations.
Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, a hardline cleric sanctioned by the West, takes the reins from Ebrahim Raisi, who was elected president last month.
Disinformation campaigns cannot be prevented by shutting down Iranian websites, says a Tehran-based journalist.
The Pentagon’s reduction of US troops and military hardware in the Middle East shows a reorientation of the Biden administration’s priorities in the region.
Iran's former chief justice Ebrahim Raisi became the country's eighth president after winning a controversial election on Saturday. Rights groups say he was involved in the 1988 mass executions.
Iran's president-elect Ebrahim Raisi says he has no plans to meet with US President Joe Biden, while calling on regional rival Saudi Arabia to halt its intervention in Yemen immediately.
Iran and the European Union move closer to an agreement that would see the US rejoining the nuclear deal it abandoned under the Trump administration.
Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader's protege into Tehran's highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Iran's history.
Interior Minister Aboldreza Rahmani Fazli says Raisi has been elected president with 61.95 percent of the vote as voter turnout was 48.8 percent, a record low for a presidential election in the country.
The unsurprising victory of Ebrahim Raisi will further entrench the hardline establishment, to the detriment of Iranians who have sacrificed their lives and livelihood for basic freedoms.
Results of the election are expected around noon Saturday. If no clear winner emerges, a runoff will be held on June 25, defying predictions.
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