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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.

Telegram in Dilemma over Keeping One Channel or 40 Million Users

Iran has imposed “temporary” restrictions on the extremely popular messaging app Telegram after the messenger refused to block a channel that promotes violence and riot in the Islamic Republic. But is Telegram ready to lose millions of its users?
Iran Protests

Iranian Judiciary Warns Rioters of Severe Punishment

Head of Tehran’s Revolutionary Tribunal cautioned those insisting on participation in violent unrest against the consequences of their disorderly conduct, saying rioters arrested from the third day of the unrest on will receive harsher punishment.
Iran Protests

Death Toll from Iran Protests Rises to 12: State TV

Iranian officials have so far confirmed the deaths of six people and injuries of several others during the recent protest rallies and riots across the country. The state TV has also declared the deaths of six others.

Trump in No Position to Sympathize with Iranian People: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has strongly criticized the US president for trying to show sympathy for the Iranian protesters, saying that Trump has forgotten that he himself called Iran a ‘terrorist nation’ a few months ago.

No Plan for President Rouhani’s Speech on Iran Protests

A source has dismissed an earlier report that claimed President Hassan Rouhani will address the Iranian nation about the recent protest rallies on Sunday, saying he will only speak during a regular cabinet session today.

“US, Israel Trying to Take Advantage of Iran Protests”

A former conservative lawmaker says the US and the Israeli regime are trying to change the direction of recent protest rallies in Iran and use them for their own interests.
Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli

Iran Protests: Minister Calls on People to Pursue Demands Peacefully

Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli cautioned that use of violence in the rallies in protest at the economic woes would do great harm to security and progress of the country, calling on people to pursue demands in peace and within the framework of

Official Confirms 2 People Killed in Iran Protests

An Iranian security official confirmed earlier reports of the deaths of two people in the recent protest gatherings in Lorestan province, but stressed that the Iranian police forces did not fire a single bullet, and foreign agents and Takfiri elements were behind the incident.

Telegram Blocks Anti-Iran Channel for Promoting Violence

The Telegram messaging app has closed an anti-Iran channel for encouraging people to violence after a top Iranian official’s request.

Rouhani Vows to Tackle Livelihood Problems as Top Priority

president Hassan Rouhani said improving the economic situation of Iranians tops the agenda of his government, in an attempt to appeal to the public, which has grown increasingly critical of his economic performance.

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