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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.

President Rouhani

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.
Hasan Rouhani

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.
Dr. Hossein Entezami

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.
Jalili vs. Rouhani

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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.
Hashemi and Rouhani in war

Can we trust his motto of moderation and prudence?

The release of I am Rouhani, a biopic, prompts a monthly to examine the Assembly of the Wise, its formation and the impact it had on the war between Iran and Iraq in the 80s.
Ahmad Masjed-Jamei

Symphony of Volleyball

The chairman of Tehran City Council says the recent victories of the volleyball team are a harbinger of better days to come as far as teamwork is concerned.

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