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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.

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”.

Thousands Attend Funeral for Victims of Iran Terror Attack

A funeral procession was held on Monday for those martyred in the Saturday terrorist attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz in the southern Iran.

“Iranians Always Sacrificing Lives to Defend Homeland”

A city councilor says Iranians have, throughout history, put their lives on the line to defend their homeland.

Public Campaign Raising Awareness about Iran’s National Heroes

A group of young people in Iran have launched a campaign on social media networks to clean up and colour the tombstones of martyrs, raising the awareness of younger generations about the country’s national heroes.

Self-Sacrifice Most Important Power of Iran: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday met a group of former prisoners who had been jailed either by the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during the war he imposed on Iran or by the regime of former despotic Shah of Iran before the 1979 Revolution.

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.

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