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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.

Shahindokh Mollaverdi

A lifeline to victims of acid attacks

The vice-president said efforts are being made to allot a special budget for the treatment of the victims of recent acid attacks.
Ali Larijani-Iran Majlis speaker

Parliament speaker comments on morality laws, acid attacks and nuclear case

Iran’s top MP says politicization of recent acid attacks in Isfahan is sheer opportunism and politically unfair.

Two brief reports on how the Iranian health sector is getting on

Medical services have improved both within and beyond Iranian borders and have become more affordable and higher in quality.
Iran Health minister acid attacks

Health minister comments on victims of recent acid attacks

The Iranian health minister says government supports the victims of recent acid attacks in Isfahan.
Hojatoleslam Ali Saeedi

Propagation of extremist Shiism is backed by the US: Leader’s Advisor

The Leader's IRGC representative says Wahhabism, a secular version of Islam promoted by Turkey and extremist Shiism are the kinds of Islam the US supports.
Hassan Khomeini

A society which allows a blemish on human dignity is not Islamic

The late Imam Khomeini’s grandson says a society in which human dignity is disrespected is by no means Islamic.
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.