A prominent Iranian women rights activist and one of the presidential hopefuls disqualified from running in the upcoming presidential election has issued a statement in defence of women’s right to become a president in Iran.
A senior Iranian cleric says the Iranian president should not be afraid of the United States, and should rather be able to counter the US and the Israeli regime.
Campaigning has begun for Iran's presidential election with incumbent Hassan Rouhani facing a tough battle against Principlists who criticize his handling of the economy.
The Iranian Elections Headquarters has, in a statement, announced the names of the six final candidates who has qualified to compete in the country’s upcoming presidential elections.
While Iran’s Guardian Council is opposed to the candidacy of religious minorities in City and VillageCouncils elections in Muslim-majority areas, Iranian parliament speaker says they can run for local votes in all parts of the country.
Lawmakers described Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri’s decision to stand in the upcoming presidential poll as a well-thought-out move aimed at protecting President Hassan Rouhani’s reelection bid against conservative contenders.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Wednesday met with a number of senior IRGC commanders and officials, including Major General Qassemi Soleimani, the Quds Force commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
A hopeful of the forthcoming presidential election has criticized the ongoing economic situation in the country and “unacceptable” living standards of the people, vowing strong economic management if elected president.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei warned of enemy plots to sabotage Iran’s upcoming elections, but at the same time noted that no superpower can do a damn thing in the face of an establishment connected to its people.
With nominations now closed for the May 19 presidential election in Iran, the likely shape of the contest is beginning to emerge.