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.
Interests of the establishment are all that matters to the Expediency Council
The chairman of the Expediency Council says the decisions of the council are meant to serve the interests of the country.
War combatants have not been seen: War veteran
The unsung heroes of the Sacred Defense reminisce about the days when a national sentiment of selflessness was popular.
Some 2,000 medics can serve their military service in the healthcare sector
The Health Minister says medical students are allowed to do their military service in the healthcare sector.
Top cleric blasts Cameron anti-Iran remarks
Iran's top cleric has rejected as “sheer lies” recent anti-Iran remarks by British Prime Minister David Cameron at the UN General Assembly
Aviation official blames excessive load for Iran-140 crash
The Crash Investigation Committee releases a report about the probable cause of Iran-140 accident in August.
I disagree with blocking social networks
Iran’s police chief says he disapproves of blocking social networking websites.
Iran said “No” to powers’ bullying in 8-year war
The Supreme Leader says Iran’s defense during the Iraqi-imposed war was a strong “No” to bullying powers.
My father is bracing for upcoming legislative elections: Mohsen Rafsanjani
Will Hashemi unite with reformists in upcoming parliamentary elections?
Even a review of presidential pledges may sound sweet
A closer look at the promises candidate Rouhani and later President Rouhani have made.
What is extremism?
A political analyst shares his thoughts about extremism and how it should be detected.
President describes containment of inflation as quite an achievement
President Rouhani says Iran’s economy is out of recession and a once runaway inflation is under control.
Islam promotes compassion rather than violence
A former president says that Iranians, inspired by the Muslim faith, are all for friendship and compassion rather than violence.
Enforcers of morality laws on motorbikes need permission to hit the streets
An official at Tehran governor’s office says the government not individuals should enforce the laws.
During impeachment there was no disrespect for science minister
A principlist MP says impeachment of the science minister was standard procedure and President Rouhani’s choice of replacement is not viewed as an act of defiance.
In this country life goes on
Transcript of the speech of deputy culture minister at the gathering of Iranian Media and the International Community which marked the launch of Iran Front Page.
Inflation to slip below 20 percent by March 2015
President Rouhani says his government is determined to fulfill its promise to shore up the economy and cling to the rights of the Iranian people.
Hardliners denigrating a representative gov’t that enjoys the leader’s support
Rafsanjani lashes out at extremists who denigrate a representative government that enjoys the leader’s support.
Role of National Library in turning moderation to a discourse
A look at how effective a role the National Library of Iran plays in turning moderation into a discourse.
An eight-year period unsuited for Iranian history
Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani issued a statement on his website on August 5, 2014 to mark the first anniversary of the rise to power of President Hassan Rouhani’s government of Prudence and Hope.
Fuelling religious rifts amounts to political ignorance
Unity is what Muslims need most at this juncture and fuelling differences is tantamount to ignorance, former president Hashemi Rafsanjani says.
Dr. Taqi Azad Armaki dissects roots of Khatami, Rouhani governments
An expert analysis of the reasons why the governments of reforms and moderation led by Khatami and Rouhani emerged in Iran.
Festering tumors eroding Muslims have same roots: Rouhani
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the two certain tumors eroding the Muslim world have the same roots.
Was it all pie in the sky?
A report on the promises candidate Rouhani made on the campaign trail and how successful he has been in fulfilling those pledges during his almost one-year-old presidency.
Government seeks to inject calm into media activities: deputy culture minister
Appointment of a journalist as deputy culture minister creates an opportunity for media to act with more self-confidence in keeping with the standards of professional journalism.
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A closer look at whether Jalili is going to use the possible breakup of nuclear negotiations with P5+1 as a lever to unseat Rouhani in 2017 presidential polls.[:fa]A closer look at whether Jalili is going to use the possible breakup of nuclear negotiations with P5+1 as a lever to unseat Rouhani in 2017 presidential polls.[:ar]A closer look at whether Jalili is going to use the possible breakup of nuclear negotiations with P5+1 as a lever to unseat Rouhani in 2017 presidential polls.