Iran Elections 2021
Iran's Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei says the United States Department of State is in no position to comment about Iran's democratic mechanisms, and that Washington had better correct its own internal affairs before judging other countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has summoned the British ambassador to Tehran on Saturday, June 19, 2021, to protest against the problems created for the Iranian voters in Britain, the Ministry's spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.
Abdolnasser Hemmati, Mohsen Rezaei, and Amir-Hossein Qazizadeh Hashemi have, in separate messages, congratulated Ebrahim Raisi on winning the presidential elections.
Iran's Interior Ministry says it has so far counted 90 percent of the votes cast in the country's presidential elections, and Ebrahim Raisi has so far won the majority of votes.
Iranian people have started voting in the presidential election, City Council elections, and the Assembly of Experts elections.
IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday, June 17, 2021, and picked headlines from 18 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has underlined the significance of the June 18th presidential election in determining the country’s destiny, saying a low turnout will help enemies undermine Iran.
Iranian presidential contenders Saeed Jalili and Alireza Zakani have withdrawn from Iran's presidential race in favour of Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative contender who has the biggest chance for winning the Friday votes.
Iran's former president Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, who is known as the leader of Iranian reformists, has praised presidential contender Mohsen Mehralizadeh's move to drop out of the race in favour of Abdolnasser Hemmati.
Iranian presidential candidate Mohsen Mehralizadeh has pulled out of the race.
The Sunni Friday prayers leader of the city of Zahedan in the southwestern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchistan has expressed his support for presidential contender Ebrahim Raisei.
Ali Motahari, the former deputy speaker of Iran’s parliament, has officially backed Abdolnasser Hemmati as his favoured candidate in the Friday presidential elections.
Saeed Mohammad, the former commander of the IRGC’s Khatam al-Anbia Construction Headquarters, has slammed the Rouhani administration's negotiation with world powers over the revival of the JCPOA, saying the solution to people’s problems lies here within Iran’s borders and not in the west.
The third and last debate of candidates for the upcoming Iranian presidential elections was held on Saturday with the theme of “people’s concerns.”
Mohammad Khatami, Iran’s former president and the reformists' leader, has called for the participation of all political groups in the June 18 presidential elections.
Ali Larijani, the former parliament speaker of Iran who has been disqualified from running for president in the country’s upcoming elections, has called on the Guardian Council to explain why they have barred him from the race.
The Ottawa government has once again stripped the Iranian expatriates living in Canada of their right to vote in Iran's presidential elections, an Iranian election official said.
IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, and picked headlines from 20 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
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.
Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says certain presidential hopefuls have been treated unfairly in the Guardian Council’s vetting process, and relevant bodies must compensate.
The Iranian foreign minister says popular support contributes heavily to the Islamic Republic's power and is instrumental in the country's national might.
The Iranian government spokesman says the negotiations underway in the Austrian capital, Vienna, have nothing to do with the upcoming presidential elections in Iran.
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