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Veteran Activist Defends Women’s Presidency in Iran

Veteran Activist Defends Women’s Presidency in Iran  

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.
Movaheddi Kermani

Iran’s President Shouldn’t Be Afraid of US: Cleric

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.
Iranian Candidates Start Presidential Campaigns

Iranian Candidates Start Presidential Campaigns

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 Interior Ministry has announced the final list of candidates qualified to run in the presidential vote.

Iranian Interior Ministry Announces Names of Six Final Presidential Candidates

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.
Can Religious Minorities Run in Iran Local Elections?

Can Religious Minorities Run in Iran Local 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.
VP Jahangiri's Candidacy Aimed at Hedging Rouhani's Bet

VP Jahangiri’s Candidacy Aimed at Hedging Rouhani’s Bet

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.
Top IRGC Commanders Meet Iran’s Parliament Speaker (5)

Top IRGC Commanders Meet Iran’s Parliament Speaker

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).
Conservative Presidential Candidate Vows Strong Economic Management

Conservative Presidential Candidate Vows Strong Economic Management

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.
Enemies Trying to Sabotage Iran Elections-Leader

Enemies Trying to Sabotage Iran Elections: Leader

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.
Economy Likely to Be Most Pressing Theme in Iran Election Campaigns

Economy Likely to Be Most Pressing Theme in Iran Election Campaigns

With nominations now closed for the May 19 presidential election in Iran, the likely shape of the contest is beginning to emerge.

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