Local News and Views from Iran – The “Local” section is dedicated to political news stories from Iran that do not fall under any of the other main categories, including municipal issues, special interests groups, party politics, and statements from religious figures.

Iranian Politician Akbar Torkan Dies at 69

Akbar Torkan, a former minister of defence and transport and a chief advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, has passed away at the age of 69.

Iran Elections 2021: Registration of Hopefuls Officially Begins

The registration of those hoping to contest Iran’s presidential vote slated for June 18 was officially kicked off on Tuesday.

Iran’s Former Envoy to UN Dies at 75

Mohammad-Hadi Nejad-Hosseinian, a former Iranian envoy to the United Nations, has died at the age of 75.

Zarif Says He’s Sorry His Leaked Comments Upset Ayatollah Khamenei

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reacted to comments by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, who criticized him for his comments in a leaked audio file.

Ayatollah Khamenei Strongly Criticises Zarif’s Remarks in Leaked Tape

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution, has scolded Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for his "regrettable, surprising, and unfortunate" remarks about IRGC Quds Force and its late commander General Qassem Soleimani, which were disclosed in a leaked tape.

IRGC Quds Force Deputy Cmdr. Succumbs to Chemical Injuries

IRGC Quds Force Deputy Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Hosseinzadeh Hejazi has died of the chemical injuries he had sustained during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, says the IRGC spokesman.

Iranian People Begin ‘Year of Production, Support, Removal of Barriers’

The Iranian nation on Saturday noon celebrated Nowruz and started the new solar Hijri calendar year 1400, which has been named by Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as the “Year of Production, Support, and Removal of Barriers”.

Iranian People Attend Drive-in Parades to Mark 1979 Revolution

A large number of Iranian people have taken their cars, motorcycles and bicycles to the streets across the country to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979.

President Rouhani Renews Allegiance to Imam Khomeini

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and a number of his cabinet members renewed their allegiance to the ideals of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, ahead of the anniversary of 

‘Iran Secured Major Achievements after 1979 Islamic Revolution’

Iran’s government spokesman says the country has secured numerous achievements since the victory of its 1979 Islamic Revolution.