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How Serious Are Internal Divisions in Iran?

How Serious Are Internal Divisions in Iran?

An Israeli paper recently published an analysis of Iran’s national and regional policies, saying despite growing internal divisions in the Islamic Republic, the country’s regional standing has not been undermined yet. But are these rifts that much serious?
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Parting of the ways: Has JCPOA divided principlists?

Political analysts say that the Iran nuclear deal has disunited principlists who are characteristically opposed to the way the eleventh government has handled nuclear talks.

Candidates Preparing for Parliamentary Run-Off Elections in Iran

Many candidates failed to obtain the required minimum 25% of votes cast in their constituencies in the first round of Iran's parliamentary elections held...
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General Soleimani and Upcoming Presidential Elections: Will He Remain a Soldier?

A senior Iranian MP noted that Major General Soleimani's involvement in political issues is dangerous.
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Ahmadinejad Pens Letter to Leader: I Have No Plan for Presidential Elections

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.

Tehran Mayor Resigns Due to “Health Issue”

Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of Tehran City Council, has confirmed receiving the resignation of Tehran’s reformist mayor, Mohammad-Ali Najafi, amid conflicting reports over the reason behind his decision.

Conservative Politician Defends Rouhani’s Government

Iran’s former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili says he used to be a rival of Hassan Rouhani during the 2013 presidential elections, but he feels duty-bound to support him if he does something that serves the country’s interests.
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Tehran Subway Waiting for Government’s Subsidies: Mayor[:ar]Mayor of Tehran Criticizes [:es]Mayor of Tehran Criticizes...

Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, the Mayor of Tehran, says subway construction in the Iranian capital has faced troubles due to a lack of governmental support.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani’s Brother Runs for Iran President

Ayatollah Rafsanjani’s Brother Runs for Iran President

The late Iranian politician and former president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was the main supporter of the incumbent president Hassan Rouhani, but his brother Mohammad is going to challenge Rouhani’s presidency despite the elder brother’s advice.

How Iran’s Nuclear Chief Received Death-Threats from Hardline MPs

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France, and Germany) implemented a nuclear deal on July 16, 2016 which they had finalized back in July 2015. Based on the deal, all nuclear-related anti-Iran sanctions were terminated in exchange for certain limits on the country’s nuclear energy program. The deal had its opponents and proponents both in Iran and in certain countries that were a party to the deal, particularly in the US. Here in Iran, the nuclear deal (known as the JCPOA) needed to be approved by the lawmakers in Iran’s parliament (Majlis); however, there were parliamentarians strictly opposed to the deal, describing it as treason.

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