Ayatollah Hashem Bat'haie Golpayegani, a senior Iranian cleric and Tehran’s representative in the Assembly of Experts, died of the COVID-19 disease on Sunday night.
Fatemeh Rahbar, a conservative politician who had recently been elected as one of the 30 representatives of Tehran in the Iranian Parliament, has died of COVID-19.
A report by Iranian reformist newspaper Etemad has blamed the country’s Guardian Council for preventing the reformist figures from running for parliamentary seats, saying the candidates affiliated with the reformists have been practically granted compulsory leave for the next term of the Parliament.
An elite group of Iranian principlists, known as the Forces of the Revolution, have finally reached a consensus on forming an alliance to secure all of the 30 parliamentary seats allocated to Tehran, just a few days ahead of the election day.
The Iranian reformist camp will present no electoral list in Tehran constituency in the upcoming legislative election due to be held on February 21.
The process of registering candidates for running in Iran’s parliamentary elections, slated for February 2020, has come to an end with around 14,000 people applying for candidacy, according to Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli.
Iran's Interior Ministry has officially opened the elections headquarters to carry out preparations for the upcoming Parliament elections.
Former president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has slammed the 2015 nuclear deal as a one-way accord that has ignored the principles of justice and is doomed to collapse in the long term, noting that he would not run for president in the next election.
A senior adviser to commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has chided Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for an unexpected visit to France, where the G7 summit was underway, voicing concern that such visits may spell frustration.
Top Iranian military official Major General Qassem Soleimani says Washington’s imposition of sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister is a sign of the White House’s “absolute failure.”