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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.

Calm Restored to Bazaar of Tehran after “Guild-Related” Protests

The Secretary general of the Islamic Society of Tehran Guilds and Bazaar says calm has returned to the Grand Bazaar of Tehran after a few hours of guild-related protests earlier today.

President Rouhani Stresses National Unity in Speech Boycotted by “Demagogues”

Iran’s president says a united nation will finally emerge victorious in the face of problems and pressures.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Iran Leader Warns against Attempts to Inject Despair into Society

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned those who instil despair and hopelessness into the society.
Iran President Strikes Conciliatory Tone towards IRGC

Iran President Strikes Conciliatory Tone towards IRGC

The Iranian president has admired the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps for its role in protecting the country’s security in a chaotic region, in remarks that were seen as an attempt to appease the IRGC following what was widely seen as President Rouhani’s attacks against the body last week.

Street in Tehran Finally Named after Eminent PM Mosaddeq

After long debates over the naming of an important part of Tehran after Iran’s most famous prime minister, the City Council finally changed Tehran’s Naft (oil) street to Mohammad Mosaddeq, the man who nationalized Iran’s oil industry.

Iran Leader Calls on Nation to Support Iranian Products

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, has named the new Iranian calendar year as Year of Support for Iranian Products.

Iran Leader Says People’s Economic Woes Resolvable

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution says he is well aware of the country’s economic conundrums and believes they can be overcome in the near future.

Bodies of 65 Iran-Iraq War Martyrs Recovered (+Video)

A senior defence official says Iranian explorers have recovered the remnants of 65 unidentified martyrs of the Iraqi imposed war (1980-88), some 30 years after the end of the longest battle in the 20th century.

Ayatollah Jannati Resigns as Leader of Tehran’s Friday Prayers

The Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to the resignation of Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati from leading the Friday prayers of Tehran.

Top Iranian Cleric Urges Officials to Stay Away from Aristocracy

A representative of Iran’s Leader has urged authorities to distance themselves from aristocracy and lead a simple life, and remain open to criticism even if they are the Leader’s representative.

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