One impact was at a polling station in Shia Sadr City. He addressed the nation to congratulate Iraqis on their courage in going to the polls and to call the elections a success. Iraqi police sharpshooters on the roof, Iraqi policemen at the gates of the polling station carrying out a meticulous search of every single voter.
And their presence seems to be helping. Security around the polling stations, mainly in schools, is even tighter, with body searches and sniffer dogs on the way in. However, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that there was no proof that Iran has ever run a nuclear weapons programme.
Each voter was given a quick body search before being shown into the voting room.
The interim president Ghazi Yawer urged fellow Iraqis not to give up their right to vote in the face of threats by the militants. It became the channel that extensively covered the events for the Iranians inside Iran.
We've been to a few polling stations in the city centre and we've seen huge queues of men and women who were searched separately. Iraq may have democracy but it still doesn't have much electricity. Despite that, the channel has continued to cover the election by relying on video footage provided by news agencies.
There have been few reported incidents, although there have been several close calls. End of Twitter post by Ahmadinejad Since he joined Twitter in JanuaryAhmadinejad has gathered more than 76, followers.
In December Farnaz emigrated to the Netherlands with her family, where she joined several other Iranian journalists to start the news website Roozonline.
Some people brought their children to make it a family affair. So - if governments can solve the economic problems, can they solve the social ones too? British troops have been flooding the streets today to make sure suicide bombers don't have freedom of movement. She was three years old when her family moved to Iran in the wake of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
There a few people are proceeding to cast their votes, but their number is less than the fingers of one hand. In his own words However, US President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the landmark nuclear deal negotiated by Mr Rouhani and reimpose crippling economic sanctions on Iran appears to have presented Mr Ahmadinejad with an opportunity.
I wish everyone luck and prosperity pic. The NIE report also said Iran was keeping its options open on developing nuclear weapons. She began her broadcast career in as the presenter of a daily science programme for Iranian television.
An elderly man said he was looking forward to a free and democratic government and a better future Ben Brown: In central Baghdad there is the sound of constant mortar fire, with the explosions coming almost every minute at some times.
One of them said she was voting as her duty as a Muslim.
They don't mind doing that here because they feel that it's improving their security and of course they're slightly nervous coming out to vote.
His arms and his head were blown off. There's no information on casualties and it's not known either how many people were on board the Hercules. The Kurds held their first free elections in but that was for their own regional assembly.
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