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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.

Top Iranian Cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi Dies at 89

Senior Iranian cleric and veteran politician Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi has passed away at the age of 89.

Iranian People’s Resistance in Economic War Bears Fruit: President

Iran’s president says the Iranian nation’s resistance in the economic war has come to fruition, setting the stage for the amelioration of the country’s economic situation.
Iran-Iraq War

40 Photos, 40 Memories: Iran-Iraq War on 40th Anniversary

The Iraqi-imposed war on Iran officially began on September 22, 1980 when the Iraqi military launched offensives against southern and western Iranian cities and conducted an airstrike on Mehrabad International Airport in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
Rouhani Lauds Martyrs, Veterans for Serving Islam, Iran

Rouhani Lauds Martyrs, Veterans for Serving Islam, Iran

In a congratulatory message on the Sacred Defence Week, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has paid tribute to the martyrs and veterans of the Iraqi imposed war in the 1980s for their courage and devotion to the country, Islam, and the Islamic Revolution.
Iranian Cleric Grand Ayatollah Saanei Passes Away

Iranian Cleric Grand Ayatollah Saanei Passes Away

Iranian Grand Shiite Ayatollah, Yousef Saanei, has passed away at the age of 83 after being hospitalized for several days at a clinic in the holy city of Qom.
Iran Marks 30th Anniversary of Return of War Prisoners

Iran Marks 30th Anniversary of Return of War Prisoners

Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi has held a videoconference with the Foreign Ministry's former prisoners of war (POW) on the 30th anniversary of the return of the first group of Iranian prisoners of war to the country.
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.