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Iranian Candidates Offer Ways to Stop Villagers from Fleeing to Cities

Iranian Candidates Offer Ways to Stop Villagers from Fleeing to Cities

The six candidates have started the first presidential debate and explained their plans to prevent residents of villages and small cities from migrating to big cities.
Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran FM Vows to Pursue Martyrdom of Guards Killed near Pakistan Border

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his condolences over the deaths of Iranian border guards killed in a clash with outlaws near the Pakistani border, and promised to pursue the punishment of the terrorists.
Hassan Qashqavi -election

Iranian Expats Can Vote in 103 Countries on May 19 Election

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister declared that Iranians residing in 103 foreign countries can cast their ballots in special voting stations in upcoming presidential elections.
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Iran Leader Advises Presidential Hopefuls against Relying on Foreign Help

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has advised presidential candidates against eyeing foreign assistance to enable the country’s development.
Raisi

Raisi: I Can’t Afford Extravagant Presidential Campaign

Iranian presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi says it is not possible for him to financially support his campaign headquarters, urging that maximum care should be taken in the management of the HQ’s monetary affairs to avoid extravagance.

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.
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.
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.

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