Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Sunday. After a wave of economic protests swept major cities, Rouhani said people have the right to protest, but those demonstrations should not make the public "feel concerned about their lives and security."
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a sermon during morning prayers for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. He signaled his approval of the nuclear agreement with Western powers but reiterated that Tehran's policy toward the "arrogant" United States would not change.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, seen here in a photo released by his official website Thursday, stopped short of giving his endorsement to the framework nuclear deal struck last week.
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's candidacy for the country's presidency was rejected Tuesday by the powerful Guardian Council. He's seen here on May 11 registering his candidacy for the June 14 election.