Local

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.

Mohammad Khatami

Imam Ali can serve as a model to unite Shias and Sunnis

Ali-style justice and governance along with his lifestyle can be used as a paradigm in the face of plots to stoke divisions in the world of Islam.
islamic awakening house

Iran opens first Islamic Awakening House

Speaker Larijani said Islamic Awakening movement may face obstacles in its way, but it keeps moving forward.
Expediency Council-Hashemi Rafsanjani

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.
Iran-Sacred Defense

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.
Iranian Doctors

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.
Iran Police chief: Ahmadi Moghadam

I disagree with blocking social networks

Iran’s police chief says he disapproves of blocking social networking websites.
Iran parliament

My father is bracing for upcoming legislative elections: Mohsen Rafsanjani

Will Hashemi unite with reformists in upcoming parliamentary elections?
Iran President Rouhani

Even a review of presidential pledges may sound sweet

A closer look at the promises candidate Rouhani and later President Rouhani have made.
Abdollah Ganji

What is extremism?

A political analyst shares his thoughts about extremism and how it should be detected.
Rouhani in Mashhad

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.