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.

FM Zarif Sends Message to World Peace Day Event

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent a message to a ceremony held in Tehran on September 21, 2019, to mark the World Peace Day.

Inspiring Iranian Journalist Succumbs to Cancer

Mahdi Shadmani, an Iranian sports journalist who turned into an inspiring social figure after developing cancer, has died at the age of 37 after three years of struggle.

Pardoned by Wife’s Family, Ex-Mayor of Tehran Released on Bail

Former mayor of Tehran and senior Iranian politician Mohammad Ali Najafi, who had been sentenced to death for murdering his wife, has been released on bail a couple of weeks after being forgiven by the victim’s family.

Iran Successfully Tests E-Voting ahead of Parliamentary Polls

Citizens of Tehran went to the polls on Friday, July 26, 2019, to choose Assistants to the Islamic City Council of Tehran in the first fully-electronic voting in the country’s history.

Saudis Recruiting Son of Iran’s Ex-Shah for Anti-Iran TV Show

Reports say Reza Pahlavi, the son of the former Shah of Iran, will soon receive a paycheck to appear in a show that will be produced by Saudi-backed satellite TV channel “Iran International”.

Iran Leader Appoints New Military Commanders

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, has appointed the new Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces as well as the new commander of the IRGC’s Basij Organization.

Mass Funeral of War Martyrs Held in Tehran

A large number of people attended a funeral processions in Tehran on Thursday for 150 Iranian martyrs whose remains have been recently unearthed more than three decades after the end of the Iraqi imposed war in the 1980s.

Senior MP Backs Zarif after US Threat of Sanction

The incoming chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy commission has thrown his weight behind the Iranian political and military officials who have been recently blacklisted by the US, saying the tool of American sanctions is not functional anymore.

Iran’s Judiciary Chief: Several Judges Disbarred

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Hojjatoleslam Ebrahim Raeisi who took the office in March has announced the dismissal of a number of judges over the past few months.

‘Only 4 People Have Access to List of Candidates for Iran’s Leadership’

A member of Iran’s Assembly of Experts has said that a list of the potential candidates for the post of leadership, drawn up by a domestic special committee, has not been available to anyone but to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.