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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.

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-khatami

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
Iran-140 air plane

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.
Iran Police chief: Ahmadi Moghadam

I disagree with blocking social networks

Iran’s police chief says he disapproves of blocking social networking websites.
Supreme Leader-khamenei

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.
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.
Arman Newspaper-Khatami

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.

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