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.
Iranian president makes changes to his cabinet
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has made some changes to his cabinet.
Iran Defense Ministry says world will soon witness collapse of Israeli regime
Iran's Defense Ministry has vehemently condemned Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people across the occupied territories. It predicted that the world will soon witness the collapse of the Zionist regime.
Senior anti-narcotics police officer killed in clashes with smugglers in southern Iran
A senior counter-narcotics police official in Iran’s southern Hormozgan Province has lost his life in armed clashes with drug traffickers in the region.
Iranian daily calls on govt. to stick to policy that led to negotiations with Saudi Arabia
If Iranian government officials take the same path in international arena they trod during the negotiations with Saudi Arabia, it will have numerous benefits for Iran and the region, Tehran-based Jomhouri Eslami daily wrote in an article.
Pardoned by wife’s family, Ex-mayor of Tehran freed permanently after Leader’s clemency
Former mayor of Tehran and senior Iranian politician Mohammad Ali Najafi has been permanently released from prison over two years after he was forgiven by the family of his second wife he had shot dead.
Iran Parliament chief: Harsh punishment awaits Israel thanks to resistance might
Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf harshly condemns Israel’s desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque, warning that a “tough, stinging” punishment awaits the regime thanks to the strength of the resistance movement.
Former Iranian president urges referendum on key issues
Former Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for a referendum on key issues concerning governance in the country.
Iran’s Leader: US, Europe in no position to talk about human rights
Iran’s leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the Western states’ crimes in the past and in the contemporary era, saying the US and the European countries are in no position to comment on the human rights issue.
Iran says ‘pleased’ with US declaration of support for peace process in Yemen
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has welcomed a call by the United States to help end the Yemen war, highlighting Tehran’s resolve to that end.
Ayatollah Khamenei: Removal of hijab is politically and religiously banned
Iran’s leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says removing the hijab in society in front of unrelated men is religiously and politically banned.
20 female students admitted to hospital with respiratory symptoms in Tabriz, Iran
The head of the Emergency Department of Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province says 20 female students were admitted to a hospital in the provincial capital Tabriz with respiratory symptoms.
Iranians bid farewell to 2 military advisors killed by Israel in Syria
Large crowds of Iranian people joined a funeral procession held for the two military advisors who were killed by recent Israeli air raids in Syria.
Iranian president accepts Saudi king invitation to visit Riyadh
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has accepted an invitation from Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz to visit the neighboring country.
Iran education minister resigns over teachers’ salaries crisis
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi has accepted the resignation of Minister of Education Yousef Nouri following the delay in the payment of the teachers’ salaries, and appointed Reza Moradsahraei as the caretaker minister.
Man arrested for throwing yogurt on women without appropriate hijab
Authorities in Iran have arrested a man who threw yogurt at two women who entered a dairy store in Shanzid, northeastern Iran, without appropriate hijab.
Disabled war veteran hoists Iranian flag underwater on Islamic Republic Day
A disabled veteran of Iran’s defense campaign against the Iraqi army under ex-dictator Saddam Hussein during the 1980s war has hoisted a national flag at the bottom of the sea to commemorate the Islamic Republic Day.
Parachutists jump off Iran’s tallest tower to mark Islamic Republic Day
Parachutists have jumped off Tehran’s Milad Tower, the tallest in Iran, to mark the anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic, which followed the ouster of the Pahlavi monarchy in the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Iranian president: Any criticism of government must be fair
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has urged his critics inside Iran to let the country move ahead without making pointless criticisms of the state of the affairs.
Former Iranian official criticizes proposed heavy fine for hijab rule violation
Iran’s former communications minister has criticized a parliamentary motion which would impose a fine of up to 3 billion tomans (roughly 60 thousand dollars) for women’s failure to observe the Islamic veil (hijab).
President Raisi says controlling inflation, ensuring sustainable economic growth on agenda in New Year
In his address on the arrival of the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said his administration’s main plan is to control inflation along with sustainable economic growth.
Ayatollah Khamenei highlights importance of controlling inflation
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in a message issued at the beginning of the new Iranian year, Nowruz, urged the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi to work hard to control inflation.
Interior Ministry: Dozens arrested in connection with school poisonings
Iran’s Interior Ministry says more than 100 people who played an effective role in the recent poisonings at schools have been arrested.
Iran rights body: Only 10 percent of poisoning among students were due to chemical stimulant
Iran’s Human Rights Council has said a small percentage of the recent poisonings that have happened in Iranian girl schools were due to a chemical stimulant.
Veteran politician Ghafouri Fard dies of illness
Hassan Ghafouri Fard, a university professor and the former senior official with Iran’s Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, passes away after enduring an illness for more than a year.
Iran announces first arrests over poisonings at girls’ schools
Several people have been arrested over a wave of suspected poison attacks targeting mainly female students in schools across Iran, a senior government official has confirmed.