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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.

‘Over 63,000 Iranians Suffer Chemical Weapons Injuries’

An Iranian official says statistics show more than 63,000 Iranians are confirmed to be suffering from chemical weapons injuries and the number is still increasing, thirty years after the devastating invasion of Iran by Iraq came to an end.

Ayatollah Amoli Larijani Appointed Head of Iran’s Expediency Council

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, the current head of Iran's 4, as the new chairman of the Expediency Council and a jurist member of the Guardian Council.

Iran to Defeat US Sanctions Like US-Backed 2009 Sedition: IRGC

The lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps says the Iranian nation would foil the US plot of bringing Iran to its knees through imposing severe sanctions in the same way they defeated the US-backed plot in 2009 to topple the Islamic system.

Iranians Commemorate 2009 Rallies Ending Election Controversies

A huge crowd of Iranians took to streets in Tehran and other major cities to commemorate the anniversary of the 2009 pro-government rallies, which put an end to months of political turmoil and street protests over allegations of electoral fraud in presidential votes earlier that year.

Funeral Procession Held for Iranian Statesman

A huge crowd on Wednesday attended the funeral ceremony held for Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, the 70-year-old chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council and former Judiciary chief who died in Tehran on Monday.

Iran Leader Expresses Condolences over Bus Crash Tragedy in Tehran

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has expressed condolences on the death of a number of people in a bus crash in Tehran.

Iran Leader Offers Condolences on Demise of Expediency Council Chief

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has expressed condolences over the passing of Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, the 70-year-old late chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council and former Judiciary chief who died in Tehran on Monday.

Iranian President Submits Budget Bill to Parliament

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has appeared before lawmakers on Tuesday to submit an annual budget of $47.5 billion for the next Iranian calendar year (to start on March 21).

Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi Dies at 70

Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, the head of Iran's Expediency Council and former Judiciary Chief, has passed away at the age of 70.

Iran Leader Urges Artists to Beware of Enemy’s Soft War

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has urged Iranian artists to work harder in the face of a “pervasive soft war staged against the country by the enemies”.

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