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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: 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.
Iran Official Calls for People’s Massive Turnout in Elections

Iran Official Calls for People’s Massive Turnout in Elections

Chief of Staff of the President of Iran Mahmoud Vaezi says the people’s massive presence in the upcoming rallies marking the anniversary of the 1979 Revolution, and their huge turnout in the Parliamentary election on 21 February will certainly foil the plots and pressures of the enemies.
Rouhani, Cabinet Renew Allegiance with Imam Khomeini

Rouhani, Cabinet Renew Allegiance with Imam Khomeini

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and members of his cabinet paid a visit to Imam Khomeini’s mausoleum on Sunday, and renewed allegiance with the late founder of the Islamic Republic and the martyrs’ ideals.
Iran Starts 10-Day Celebration of 1979 Revolution Anniversary

Iran Starts 10-Day Celebration of 1979 Revolution Anniversary

Iran has started celebrating the Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn) ceremonies, marking the 41st anniversary of the 1979 Revolution that toppled the Pahlavi monarchy and founded the Islamic Republic in the country.
Leader Pays Tribute to Imam Khomeini ahead of Revolution Anniversary

Leader Pays Tribute to Imam Khomeini ahead of Revolution Anniversary

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei visited the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini on Saturday morning to commemorate the late founder of Islamic Republic as well as martyrs of the 1979 Revolution.
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Millions in Kerman Join Gen. Soleimani’s Last Funeral

Millions of Iranian people from all walks of life are holding the last funeral ceremony for senior commander General Qassem Soleimani in his hometown Kerman, where he is to be laid to rest later today.