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News and views from the world of politics in Iran and the region, including government, Parliament, foreign affairs, defence and more. Also there is special coverage of developments related to the 2015 nuclear deal, or JCPOA.

Ahmadinejad Not to Support Any Candidate in Iran Election

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared in a statement that he will not support any of the six candidates qualified to run in Iran’s upcoming presidential election.
300,000 Forces to Ensure Security of Iran’s Upcoming Elections

300,000 Forces to Ensure Security of Iran’s Upcoming Elections

Iran’s police chief says the country’s Law Enforcement will deploy 300,000 forces in all Iranian provinces to ensure the security of the upcoming presidential and local elections due to be held on May 19.
Pakistan's Security Very Important to Iran: FM

Pakistan’s Security Very Important to Iran: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq underlined that Iran attaches importance to security in the neighboring country.
Bahram Qassemi-Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack

Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack on Afghanistan Army Base

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly denounced a suicide attack on a military base in Afghanistan, which killed and wounded dozens of people.
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Anti-Iran MKO Terrorists Misleading Washington: Official

A senior Iranian official has warned the US against being misled by the anti-Iran propaganda campaign of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization’s (MKO), saying Washington has suffered every time it has trusted the notorious group.
Iran’s Presidential Debates to Be Broadcast Live

Iran’s Presidential Debates to Be Broadcast Live: Official

Iran’s interior ministry declared that a committee tasked with monitoring the campaigns for the upcoming presidential election has revised an earlier decision not to cover live the planned presidential debates in the country.
Iran Can Link Georgia to Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman: President

Iran Can Link Georgia to Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman: President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic can facilitate the access of Georgia and other regional countries to the Persian Gulf, the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean while Georgia can connect Iran to the Black Sea.
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Iran FM to Attend Forum of Ancient Civilizations in Athens

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will start a two-day visit to Greece on Sunday to take part in the International Forum of Ancient Civilizations due to be held on Monday.
Tajikistan Opposed to Iran’s Full SCO Membership

Tajikistan Opposed to Iran’s Full SCO Membership

While Russia has repeatedly backed Iran’s full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), some other members, particularly Tajikistan, seem to be opposed to the accession.
Mohammad Javad Zarif

US Has Defied Both Letter, Spirit of Nuclear Deal: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister lashed out at US President Donald Trump for accusing Iran of "not living up to the spirit" of a nuclear deal with six world powers, saying Washington itself has defied both the text and the spirit of JCPOA.

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