Former head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Ezzatollah Zarghami announced on Wednesday that he would seek the presidency in the May election.
Iranian reformists officially announced that Hassan Rouhani, the incumbent Iranian president, will be their candidate in the upcoming presidential election due to be held in May.
An Iranian parliamentarian says the public should be informed of candidates’ election expenditure.
Iran’s first vice-president, who is going to serve as a communication channel between reformists and Iran’s Leader, says Ayatollah Khamenei has no problem with reformists being present in the political arena.
A reformist analyst has urged Iranian reformists to refrain from adopting aggressive approaches towards the Establishment, by redefining their relationship as well as their role and position with and within it, respectively.
A close aide to late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has ruled out foul play in the death of the senior cleric and official.
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.
A senior reformist lawmaker has cautioned against efforts aimed at charging the atmosphere of Iran’s upcoming presidential election with dispiritedness and lethargy to prevent the continuation of a trend started in the country in 2013.
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.
Hossein Shariatmadari, a veteran Iranian journalist, lamented that the US President has come to his senses and is not going to tear apart the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.