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 Daily Berates Foreign Interference in Afghanistan

A conservative Iranian daily says Tehran’s approach toward Afghanistan is “straightforward and wise.”

Iran-based Afghans hold pro, anti-Taliban rallies

Afghans residing in the Iranian city of Mashhad have held rival rallies in support of the Taliban, and the leader of the Afghan opposition group resisting Taliban forces.

Iran interior minister appoints new political deputy

Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has appointed Mohammad Bagher Khorramshad as deputy interior minister for political affairs, a key post at the ministry.

High-ranking Iran MP resigns from parliament

The Iranian parliament has confirmed the reception of the letter of resignation of the chamber’s vice speaker Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi.

Sadegh Amoli Larijani Quits as Member of Iran’s Guardian Council

Sadegh Amoli Larijai has resigned from membership of the Guardian Council. Serious differences reportedly emerged between Larijani and the council after his brother Ali Larijani was disqualified by the council from running in the presidential election last June.

Iran’s Leader Condoles with Family of Late General Hassan Firoozabadi

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Leader Aytollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has expressed condolences on the demise of Major General Hassn Firoozabadi.

Raisi visits remote village on border with Afghanistan

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has paid an unannounced visit to a remote village on the border with Afghanistan and held talks with its residents.
Alireza Zakani Tehran Mayor

Alireza Zakani Officially Appointed as Tehran Mayor

Alireza Zakani has been officially confirmed as the Mayor of the Iranian capital city, Tehran.

Raisi Calls for Increased Trade with Neighboring Countries

Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi says increasing exchanges and trade with neighboring countries is among the top priorities of his government.

Cooperation, Synergy Needed to Address People’s Problems: Iran President

The heads of the three branches of the Iranian government have met for the first time since Ebrahim Raisi took office as the new president.