Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared in a statement that he will not support any of the six candidates qualified to run in Iran’s upcoming presidential election.
While reformist and moderate newspapers as well as President Rouhani and the majority of Iranian Parliament harshly criticized the recent cancellation of the outspoken MP Ali Motahari’s speech in Mashhad, major conservative newspapers have held a different view of the incident.
A hopeful of the forthcoming presidential election has criticized the ongoing economic situation in the country and “unacceptable” living standards of the people, vowing strong economic management if elected president.
Reformist and moderate candidates have won all the 21 seats of Tehran’s City Council according to the final results declared by Tehran governor, ending the 15-year dominance of conservative councillors.
Principlists get together to examine ways of securing much-needed unity for parliamentary elections expected to be held in early 2016.
The long-serving speaker of the Iranian parliament, Ali Larijani, was chosen once again by the MPs as the speaker of the 10th Parliament on Tuesday May 31.
The leading conservative newspaper Kayhan has called on President Hassan Rouhani to answer 12 questions in his Tuesday press conference.
Former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani had such a prominent role in Iran’s politics that his demise will have consequences for both reformists and conservatives in future.
Sadegh Zibakalam, a prominent professor of political science, weighs in on whether Ahmadinejad will make a political comeback.
Opportunists are putting a political spin on the recent collapse of Plasco high-rise building in Tehran for personal gain.