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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

Aug 29 2017

Iran rejects U.S. demand for U.N. visit to military sites

ANKARA Iran has dismissed a U.S. demand for United Nations nuclear inspectors to visit its military bases as "merely a dream".

Aug 16 2017

Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks

ANKARA Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic's military chief of staff.

Aug 03 2017

Rouhani gets Iranian supreme leader's nod as second-term president, faces risks

ANKARA Hassan Rouhani won the endorsement of Iran's supreme leader for his second term of president on Thursday after an easy election win, pledging to open Iran to foreign trade and investment but facing internal hardline resistance and renewed U.S. antagonism.

Jun 23 2017

Iranians chant 'Death to Israel', burn Islamic State's flag at rallies: TV

ANKARA Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted "Death to Israel" in nationwide rallies on Friday at which they also burned flag of the Islamic State militant group which claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran this month, state TV reported.

Jun 09 2017

Iran attacks expose security gaps, fuel regional tension

ANKARA When Islamic State called on members of Iran's Sunni Muslim minority in March to wage a religious war on their Shi'ite rulers, few people took the threat seriously. And yet within three months, militants have breached security at the very heart of the nation, killing at least 17 people.

Jun 09 2017

Thousands mourn Tehran attack victims, chant 'Death to Saudi'

ANKARA Thousands packed Tehran’s streets on Friday to mourn the victims of two suicide bomb and gun attacks, and joined their supreme leader in accusing regional rival Saudi Arabia of involvement in the assaults.

Jun 08 2017

Iran attackers fought for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq: ministry

ANKARA Iran said on Thursday that gunmen and bombers who attacked Tehran were Iranian members of Islamic State who had fought in the militants' strongholds in Syria and Iraq - deepening the regional ramifications of the assaults.

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.

Jun 02 2017

Tested on all fronts, Iran's Rouhani may struggle on reforms

ANKARA/LONDON Growing strains with the United States and political infighting at home threaten Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's plans to expand social freedoms, create jobs and draw in foreign investment, officials and analysts say.

May 25 2017

Iran says it has built third underground ballistic missile factory

ANKARA Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard as saying.

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