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.
I want to picture today’s Iran for Americans: US photojournalist
I decided to visit Iran again and be the only female US photojournalist who adds photos of today’s Iran to her old collection of snapshots, said Goodman.
Imam Khomeini turned Iran into a key regional power
An expert with the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies has said by underlining Muslim unity [the late] Imam Khomeini turned Iran into a regional heavyweight.
Ahvaz residents take their satirical war against dust storm to social networks
Residents of Ahvaz, the provincial capital of Khuzestan near the border with Iraq, are reeling after the southwestern city was walloped by a dust storm that prompted officials to order schools and government offices closed.
Labor Minister: We can and must be successful
Iran’s labor minister has said that the efficacy of the Islamic establishment should not be challenged.
Judiciary chief stresses wide public support for Islamic establishment
Iran's Judiciary chief has said that a big turnout in the February 11 rallies will show to the world that Iranians support the Islamic establishment and will never give up their divine goals.
In national security matters, please don’t make noise!
The official news agency rallies behind the moderate approach of the president and his diplomats in interaction with the rest of the world.
Rahimi, a link in the chain of offenses committed by the Ahmadinejad gov’t
An analytical look at widespread violation of rules by executive officials during the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
A firsthand account by a veteran journalist
Fereydoon Sedighi, a veteran journalist, takes us back in time to the day the late Imam Khomeini made a historic return to his homeland.
A dreamy look at realities on the ground
Kayhan, a principlist daily, has criticized government’s business performance, saying that removal of sanctions is not a magic bullet to fix Iran’s economy.
Ali Motahari makes critical analysis of revolution
Ali Motahari, representing Tehran in the Islamic Consultative Assembly, said that thanks to reformist tendencies of the government, the media are subject to closures and permit revocations more than before.
Supreme Leader, president pay tribute to late Imam Khomeini
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and President Rouhani visited the mausoleum of the late Imam Khomeini to pay tribute to the late founder of the Islamic Republic.
Iran ex-veep hits back at Ahmadinejad following court verdict
A former Iranian vice president has hit back at Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for not supporting him in a corruption case.
Iranians voice outrage at Charlie Hebdo’s Prophet Mohammad cartoon
Tens of thousands of the Iranians have taken to the streets across the country to express their wrath at the recent publication of a sacrilegious cartoon of Prophet Mohammad by the French magazine, Charlie Hebdo.
Leader warns about global campaign to undermine religion
The Supreme Leader has praised Iranian athletes for their spiritual resistance and insistence on promoting religious values during the sporting events.
Iran holds funeral for IRGC commander killed in Israel’s assault on Syria
A funeral procession has been held for a senior Iranian military commander who was recently martyred in an airstrike carried out by an Israeli helicopter on Syria’s occupied Golan Heights.
What Zarif told reporters and fellow commuters on the subway
“I wouldn’t get involved in things I have no knowledge about. Diplomacy is the only thing I know,” said Foreign Minister Zarif.
Iran denounces acts of terror, blasphemy
President Rouhani has said that Iran condemns terror, violence and extremism under the pretext of defending religions and insults to religions in the name of defending freedom.
Iranians hold rally on insulting cartoon outside French embassy
The protesters chanted ‘Islam will be victorious’ and carried placards in condemnation of the cartoons insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
Welfare Organization has built 68,000 apartments for welfare families in 10 months
The families who have more than one disabled member and those run by women have priority.
Ahmadinejad’s unauthorized university up and running
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the University of Iranians has started to admit students in defiance of the science ministry’s revocation of its permit.
Over one ton of narcotics seized in Saravan
Acting on a tip-off about imminent shipment of narcotics across the border into Iran, border guards seized a haul of 1,460 kilograms of opium in southern Iran.
House arrest is in line with the law: Official
Those who question the house arrest are the ones who either have not read the law or do not understand it, said the head of the Administrative Justice Court.
President urges nuclear negotiators to adopt logical attitude
We are all from one single country, living under a single flag with a single Constitution and a single leadership. And we all seek a single objective which is national prosperity, said President Rouhani.
Biggest ever narcotic drug consignment seized in Fars Province
A haul of 7-ton opium along with 12 kg of heroin planted in a cement bulker truck was seized.
The controversy a speech on the floor caused
Newspapers and MPs with different political leanings have reacted differently to Ali Motahari’s comments that sparked a brawl in parliament.