President Rouhani told the media at the close of the first session of Iran’s 5th Assembly of Experts that the assembly will reassure people when its time comes.
Among other things, the gathering is to discuss ways of promoting cooperation among political parties across the Islamic world.
Ali Motahari, an outspoken principlist MP talks about the problems his fellow principlists face in ensuring unity in their ranks.
A reformist daily says a gathering which was originally meant to secure convergence among principlists seems to have revealed cracks in their ranks.
The glaring miscalculations of the Ahmadinejad government led to a decline in Iranian authority, says Sadegh Kharrazi, a former Iranian diplomat.
A group of reformist and pro-government members of the Iranian Parliament have, in a recent move, proposed a plan to guarantee the security of the ceremonies held in the country by imposing punitive measures against speech disruptors. The motion, however, has received a negative reaction from the opposing party.
An Iranian newspaper says those who chanted insulting slogans against President Hassan Rouhani are notorious people.
A senior Iranian politician believes that former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s absence from the upcoming Presidential elections in Iran will benefit conservatives.
The incumbent president, Hassan Rouhani, and his main rival from the conservative camp Ebrahim Raisi applied for Iran’s presidency on Friday.
Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the eldest son of the late Iranian politician Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was unanimously elected as the head of Tehran’s new City Council.