The Iranian Guardian Council certifies the controversial presidential election.
The unexpectedly rapid decision by the Guardian Council set off angry screaming in Tehran.
- The New York Times (Image)
The Guardian Council is to hold a recount of disputed votes from the country's presidential election.
Iran starts registering candidates for the 290-seat parliamentary elections scheduled for 26 February 2016. Potential candidates must be approved by the Guardian Council. The elections will, effectively, be a vote on President Hassan Rouhani’s moderate policies that received a boost from the July 14 landmark nuclear deal.
Iranian authorities disperse and arrest protesters in the capital Tehran marking the second anniversary of the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as President.
A third Iranian diplomat defects and applies for asylum in Europe over the disputed presidential election last year.
The first anniversary since the disputed presidential election, which retained Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, passes relatively quietly after the opposition cancels rallies in the face of arrests and threats by the authorities.