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.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday rejected the ‘meaningless’ idea of ‘national reconciliation’ proposed by certain reformist figures, saying there is no need for such reconciliation as Iranian people don’t have any problem with each other.
Iran’s president has lashed out at the hardliners and the opposition media for using foul language when criticizing the government.
After the Leader advised Ahmadinejad against running for next year's presidential votes, a media advisor to the ex-president says he has no plan to do so.
Described as the main rival of incumbent president Rouhani, the senior Iranian cleric Ebrahim Raeisi officially declared on Sunday that he will run for president in Iran’s May election.
Mohammad-Ali Najafi, a former education and science minister and a senior reformist politician, has been unanimously elected as the new Mayor of Tehran, replacing the incumbent conservative Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf.