An attempt to arrest the reformist Iranian lawmaker Mahmoud Sadeqi on Sunday has sparked great controversy during the past few days in Iran.
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.
The cancellation of an Iranian lawmaker’s planned speech in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad has led to widespread reactions by the government and the Parliament.
A senior Iranian politician believes that former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s absence from the upcoming Presidential elections in Iran will benefit conservatives.
Ali Akbar Farazi, an experienced Iranian diplomat, says Iran’s isolation from the international community can make the country vulnerable.
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.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei implied on Monday that he has advised ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against running for next year’s presidential elections.
A senior Iranian MP noted that Major General Soleimani's involvement in political issues is dangerous.
Sources close to ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are suggesting that he will not run for next year’s presidential elections after being reportedly advised against doing so.
President Rouhani told a meeting of political figures that all political parties should respect the 'rules of the game' in terms of their political activities.