For political news that does not fall under one of the other main categories, including municipal issues, special interests groups, party politics, and statements from religious figures.

Rahim Mashai

I made a mistake when I fielded my candidacy: Former Chief of Staff

Over the past one year, to foster unity between advocates of former President Ahmadinejad, I have decided to give up politics forever, said Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei.
Iran's Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi

Intelligence Minister: We do not pry into people’s private lives

Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi says the onus to respect people’s rights is on those who are in charge of ensuring security in the country.
General Hossein Rahimi

Police in Sistan and Baluchestan to be indigenized: Commander

Sistan provincial police chief said recruitment of Baluchi, Sunni locals is on the agenda of the law enforcement force.
Nelson Mandela street-Tehran

Street in Tehran named after Nelson Mandela

Africa Street in Tehran has been renamed after Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary leader.
Ali Motahari

Change is needed in approach to preserving the establishment: MP

Ali Motahari, a Tehran MP, made a speech at Tehran University in a ceremony marking national Student Day.
Haddade Adel

Never ever will Iran roll out the red carpet for the US

Gholamali Haddad Adel says that the US will never get the red-carpet treatment in Iran, citing the loss of countless Iranian lives in their quest of freedom.
Mohammadreza Aref

Former VP urges students to be tolerant of opposing views

Mohammad-Reza Aref, vice-president under reformist President Mohammad Khatami, says universities will not enjoy an open atmosphere if students fail to tolerantly accept the views of others.

How principlist daily reacts to President Rouhani’s Student Day speech

Kayhan criticizes the president for his failure to denounce the US in his Student Day speech.
Ebtekar daily-12-08

Mohammad Khatami’s message to mark University Student Day

In a Student Day message former President Mohammad Khatami has urged students to institutionalize morality in society.
Rouhani in students day

What President Rouhani said in his University Student Day speech

In a speech marking University Student Day, President Rouhani weighed in on a wide range of issues his government has been dealing with.

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