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Hossein Entezami

Countdown to Tehran’s press exhibition

Tehran’s Grand Musalla will host the weeklong 2014 Press and News Agencies which opens on November 8.
rouhani twitter

Iranian president tweets in reaction to parliamentary rejection of his choice for science minister

The Iranian President takes his reaction to parliament's rejection of his choice for science minister to Twitter.
nili majlis

Nili rejected; science ministry remains bossless

President Rouhani’s choice for the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology fails to secure the nod of the parliament.
Iran-Leader

Ayatollah Khamenei stresses unity among Muslim states

The Supreme Leader described Hajj pilgrimage as an opportunity to foil plots of those who seek to drive a wedge between Muslims.
Hashemi Rafsanjani

Rafsanjani denies reports he is unwilling to become chairman of Assembly of Experts

Ayatollah Rafsanjani says if individuals he deems unfit run for chairman of the Assembly of Experts, he would field his candidacy for the top job too.
Esfahan Provincial Governor Rasoul Zargarpour

Iranian police arrest 10 suspects over Isfahan acid attacks

The governor of Isfahan says a recent spate of acid attacks in the province had nothing to do with lack of compliance with the Islamic dress code.
Shahindokh Mollaverdi

A lifeline to victims of acid attacks

The vice-president said efforts are being made to allot a special budget for the treatment of the victims of recent acid attacks.
Iran's President Rouhani

Acid attacks culprits to be dealt with harshly: Rouhani

Draconian punishment will await those behind recent acid attacks; on no account will the harrowing attacks go unpunished.
Tehran-police-Sajedinia

Iran police arrest man over acid attack threat

Tehran police have taken into custody a man who had called people with acid threats.
Ali Larijani-Iran Majlis speaker

Parliament speaker comments on morality laws, acid attacks and nuclear case

Iran’s top MP says politicization of recent acid attacks in Isfahan is sheer opportunism and politically unfair.

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