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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.

Leader Appoints Ali Larijani as His Advisor, Expediency Council Member

Leader Appoints Ali Larijani as His Advisor, Expediency Council Member

The leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khmenei has appointed the former Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larjiani as his advisor and a member of the Expediency Council.
Will COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Iran's 2021 Presidential Election

Will COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Iran’s 2021 Presidential Election?

An Iranian political analyst has weighed in on the repercussions of the Coronavirus outbreak on the Iranian politics, especially in the coming year when the country's presidential election is to be held.
Funeral Held for 19 Victims of Naval Incident in Southern Iran

Funeral Held for 19 Victims of Naval Incident in Southern Iran

A funeral procession has been held for 19 Iranian Navy personnel who lost their lives in a recent incident involving the Navy’s Konarak logistical and support vessel in the country’s southern waters.
IRGC Commanders Donate Part of Salaries to Corona-Hit People

IRGC Commanders Donate Part of Salaries to Corona-Hit People

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are donating 20 percent of their salaries to coronavirus relief efforts, a spokesman said.
1399 Will Be Year of Prosperity for Iran: President Rouhani

1399 Will Be Year of Prosperity for Iran: President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the New Persian Year will be a year of prosperity for the Iranian nation.
Leader: Iranian healthcare defenders who die in virus fight are martyrs

Doctors, Nurses Who Die in Fight against Coronavirus Are ‘Martyrs’: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to a proposal to consider as “martyrs” medical personnel who have lost their lives in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, which has one of the highest numbers of infections outside China.
Coronavirus Kills Two More Iranian Politicians

Coronavirus Kills Two More Iranian Politicians

The novel Coronavirus has claimed the lives of two more Iranian politicians.
Former Iranian Diplomat Sheikholeslam Dies of Coronavirus

Former Iranian Diplomat Sheikholeslam Dies of Coronavirus

Hossein Sheikholeslam, a former advisor to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the country's ex-ambassador to Syria, has died of the novel Coronavirus.

One More Iranian Official Dies of COVID-19

Seyyed Mohammad Mirmohammadi, a member of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council, has died of the novel Coronavirus.
Millions in Iran Pour into Streets to Attend Revolution Anniversary Rallies

Millions in Iran Pour into Streets to Attend Revolution Anniversary Rallies

Millions of people from all walks of life took to the streets on Tuesday to attend nationwide rallies marking the 41st anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.