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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Sep 12 2017

Iran strikes deal with Syria to repair power grid

LONDON/BEIRUT Iran signed deals with Damascus on Tuesday to repair Syria's power grid, state media said, a potentially lucrative move for Tehran that points to a deepening economic role after years of fighting in the Syrian conflict.

Sep 01 2017

Iran sends pilgrims back to haj in test for broader dialogue

MECCA/LONDON Iranian pilgrims returned to haj this year for the first time since a deadly crush in 2015, in what could be an important confidence-building measure for dialogue on other thorny issues between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Aug 15 2017

In Iran, Islamic State seeks to fan militancy among minorities

LONDON/DUBAI Islamic State is seeking to radicalize disaffected ethnic minorities in majority Shi'ite Iran to encourage attacks intended to avenge Tehran's offensive against the group across the Middle East.

Aug 06 2017

Iran's Rouhani, embarking on second term, accuses Trump over nuclear deal

(This version of the August 5 story corrects identity of French minister in paragraph 13. Minister of State Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne attended the ceremony, not Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian) | Video

Aug 05 2017

Rouhani, embarking on second term in Iran, asks Europe not to side with Trump

LONDON Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is being sworn-in for a further term on Saturday, has accused the United States of trying to undermine Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, and urged European countries not to side with Washington.

Aug 01 2017

Iran accuses United States of breaching nuclear deal

LONDON Iran believes new sanctions that the United States has imposed on it breach the nuclear deal it agreed in 2015 and has complained to a body that oversees the pact's implementation, a senior politician said on Tuesday.

Jun 07 2017

Islamist militants strike heart of Tehran, Iran blames Saudis

LONDON Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people in an unprecedented assault that Iran's Revolutionary Guards blamed on regional rival Saudi Arabia. | Video

Jun 07 2017

Doppelanschlag auf Irans Parlament und Chomeinis Grabmal

Ankara/London Die iranische Hauptstadt Teheran ist am Mittwoch Ziel einer Serie von Anschlägen geworden.

May 22 2017

Rouhani says regional stability impossible without Iran

DUBAI/LONDON Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday stability could not be achieved in the Middle East without Tehran's help, responding to criticism of the Islamic Republic from U.S. President Donald Trump who is visiting the region.

May 21 2017

Brooding Iran hardliners say they must still be heard after Rouhani win

LONDON Iranian hardliners indignant at President Hassan Rouhani's re-election vowed on Sunday to press their conservative agenda, with some saying his caustic campaign trail attacks on their candidate would bring a backlash.

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