The latest news and views about conservatives in Iran
Alireza Zakani Officially Elected as Tehran Mayor
Alireza Zakani has officially been chosen as the Tehran Mayor with 18 ‘yes’ votes by members of the Tehran City Council.
Jalili, Zakani Drop Out of Iran’s Presidential Race in Favour of Raisi
Iranian presidential contenders Saeed Jalili and Alireza Zakani have withdrawn from Iran's presidential race in favour of Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative contender who has the biggest chance for winning the Friday votes.
Ali Motahari Officially Endorses Hemmati for President
Ali Motahari, the former deputy speaker of Iran’s parliament, has officially backed Abdolnasser Hemmati as his favoured candidate in the Friday presidential elections.
Iran Election 2021: First Presidential Debate Held on Issue of Economy
The seven presidential candidates qualified by the Guardian Council to run in this month's presidential election traded strong barbs in their first debate on Saturday, which was focused on their economic views.
Result of Iran’s Presidential Election A Foregone Conclusion: Conservative Paper
An Iranian newspaper has implied that there is a shoo-in among candidates running in the upcoming presidential race, calling on other contenders to unite and rally behind him rather than campaigning against one another.
Iran Elections 2021: Seven Candidates Qualified to Run for President
The Interior Ministry has released the official list of candidates qualified by the Guardian Council to run for president in the June elections.
Iran Election 2021: Dehqan Joins Other Conservatives Dropping Out in Favour of Raisi
Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan, a military advisor to Iran's Leader and one of the key military figures running for president in Iran's June elections, has dropped out in favour of Ebrahim Raisi, the key candidate of the conservative camp.
Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?
The deadline for registration of Iranian presidential hopefuls passed on Saturday afternoon, after dozens of people, including several politicians and military figures, signed up to run for president in the country's June elections.
Iran Elections 2021: Ebrahim Raisi Submits Candidacy
Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi has submitted his candidacy for the next month's presidential elections.
Zarif Says Won’t Run for President, Will Focus on Removal of Sanctions
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he will definitely not enter the June presidential race, asking hardliners to let him focus on the Vienna talks and the removal of US sanctions.
Iran Elections 2021: Ahmadinejad Signs Up to Run for President
Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered to run for president in the country's June presidential election.
Iran Elections 2021: Deputy Head of IRGC Quds Force to Run for President
Brigadier General Rostam Qassemi, a former oil minister and the current deputy head of the IRGC Quds Force for economic affairs, says he will run for president in Iran's June elections.
Iran Must Retaliate by Attacking Israel’s Haifa: Conservative Paper
An editorial piece published by the hardline Iranian newspaper Kayhan argues that Iran should attack the Israeli port city of Haifa if Tel Aviv’s involvement in the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is proved.
Iran Leader’s Military Aide to Run for 2021 Presidential Election
Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan has announced his candidacy for the Iranian presidential election in 2021.
Newly-Elected Female Politician Dies of Coronavirus in Iran
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.
Conservatives Form Coalition ahead of Iran Parliamentary Election
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.
Pro-Establishment Rallies Held in Iran to Mark ‘Dey 9 Epic’
Many Iranian people across the country attended gatherings on Monday to mark the “epic of Dey 9”, a day in which millions of demonstrators held nation-wide rallies to pledge allegiance to the Islamic establishment in 2009.
14,000 Apply for Candidacy at Iran Parliamentary Elections
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 Starts Preparations for 2020 Parliamentary Elections
Iran's Interior Ministry has officially opened the elections headquarters to carry out preparations for the upcoming Parliament elections.
IRGC General Slams FM Zarif’s Trip to France
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.
Iranian Media Condemn West’s Double Standards on New Zealand Terror Attack
The deadly shooting incident in New Zealand which left at least 49 people dead has received strong condemnation by Iranian media, from both reformist and conservative camps.
‘Enough Is Enough: Iran Won’t Give US More Concessions’
A senior conservative journalist says Tehran has not gained much from the US in return for the many concessions it has given Washington.
President Rouhani under Fire for FATF Remarks
Conservative media in Iran have harshly criticized President Hassan Rouhani for implying that the costs of living will be increased by 20% without cooperation with foreign banks.
Zarif Summoned to Parliament for Money Laundering Remarks
The Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy commission has summoned Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to clarify his controversial remarks about “rampant” money laundering in Iran, which have drawn angry reactions from political and media circles.
CFT Bill Ratified by Parliament Thanks to Larijani’s Prudence: Reformist
An Iranian reformist figure has recounted how Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani’s prudence rendered ineffective the scenarios orchestrated by radicals to prevent the ratification of the bill on Iran’s accession to the Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention.