Iran Elections 2017
An archive of news and views about the 2017 presidential and local elections held in Iran
Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei says Tehran’s policy is to neutralize the US sanctions strategy, and put an end to all anti-Iran bans until 2021.
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.
Citizens of Tehran went to the polls on Friday, July 26, 2019, to choose Assistants to the Islamic City Council of Tehran in the first fully-electronic voting in the country’s history.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Hojjatoleslam Ebrahim Raeisi on his appointment as the new Judiciary chief, expressing his readiness for mutual cooperation.
Iran’s former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili says he used to be a rival of Hassan Rouhani during the 2013 presidential elections, but he feels duty-bound to support him if he does something that serves the country’s interests.
Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani says people are entitled to criticize and raise questions about the performance of his administration.
In a Saturday ceremony attended by delegations from over 100 countries, Hassan Rouhani was sworn in for the second term as the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
A political analyst says the way Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would form his next cabinet can play a decisive role in the political future of moderates and reformists in Iran.
The European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini will travel to Tehran on August 5 to attend the inauguration ceremony of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, according to her spokeswoman.
Syrian President Bashar Assad says the recent presidential election held in Iran was a severe blow to the enemies of Iran and enhanced the Islamic Republic’s regional and international reputation.
As Iranian President Rouhani is preparing to announce his next cabinet, speculations are increasingly raised on his cabinet’s line-up by main political figures from the two main political camps in Iran.
An Iranian parliament official says the swearing-in ceremony of Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rouhani will be held on the previously-planned date.
A number of Iranian lawmakers have expressed their gratitude towards Iran’s police forces for their efforts to ensure the security at the time of the country’s May 19 elections.
A political analyst says advocates of different political camps in Iran should set their differences aside to pave the way for the new administration to work towards boosting national development.
The US Acting Assistant Secretary of State Stuart Jones gave one of the most awkward press conference responses ever witnessed to a question about democracy in Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Iran’s first vice-president hailed the ‘historic’ move by Iranian voters to say “No” to the campaign promises of paying more cash subsidies in spite of their economic problems.
Iran's Interior Ministry says the Guardian Council has confirmed the result of the country's 12th presidential election, which saw President Hassan Rouhani reelected for another four years in office.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s main rival in Iran elections has hit out at the foreign policy adopted by his administration, saying remarks by some domestic authorities have led to the intensification of US bans on Tehran.
A young PhD student who failed to garner enough votes in the recent local elections in Iran has put on street sweepers’ uniform to collect his election campaign flyers from the streets.
A top Iranian cleric says the country’s Sunni community is part of the Iranian nation and spares no effort to defend the country’s territorial integrity as well as dignity and stature.
Iranian and Russian presidents in a phone conversation conferred on a range of issues, including the development of bilateral ties and mutual cooperation on Mideast security.
A popular Iranian actor says the only election ever held in Saudi Arabia dates back to 14 centuries ago, when they picked people from their tribes to assassinate Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
A Tehran Municipality official says more than 50 tonnes of waste paper remaining from Iranian candidates’ campaigns for the recent elections have been collected and removed from the Iranian capital’s streets.