• قاضی زاده هاشمی 2021-06-01 22:10

    Qazizadeh: Stock market, cryptocurrency, and tackling COVID-19 are my priorities

    TEHRAN — In a brief interview with the state TV, presidential contender Amir Hossein Qazizadeh Hashemi shared vision on his priorities.

  • حضور حجت الاسلام سید ابراهیم رئیسی در جمع نمایندگان ادوار مجلس شورای اسلامی 2021-06-01 22:09

    Raeisi lays out landmark housing plan

    TEHRAN — Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi’s campaign office presented a housing plan to the public on Tuesday.

  • ربیعی 2021-06-01 22:08

    Government: Vienna talks not related to elections

    TEHRAN — Speaking at his weekly press briefing on Tuesday, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said that Iran won’t let the Vienna nuclear talks for a possible revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to protract, yet he seemed eager to announce the full restoration of the JCPOA in the incumbent administration.

  • محسن رضایی 2021-05-30 22:12

    Rezaei vows to make drastic diplomatic changes

    TEHRAN — In a televised program aired on Sunday, Mohsen Rezaei discussed various issues, including Financial Action Task Force (FATF), stock market and named his government “the government of action and reform.”

  • Spokesman 2021-05-30 20:45

    Candidates mustn’t address ‘professional’ conscription: military spokesman 

    TEHRAN - Spokesman for Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi instructed the presidential candidates to refrain from addressing the issue of compulsory military service. 

  • zakani 2021-05-28 21:37

    Zakani: Americans will beg Iran if I am elected president

    TEHRAN — Speaking in an online show on presidential elections on Friday morning, Alireza Zakani elaborated on his plans, particularly those regarding the nuclear negotiations already underway in Vienna, Austria.

  • ارتباط تصویری نمایندگان مجلس شورای اسلامی با رهبر معظم انقلاب 2021-05-28 20:15

    Leader: Elections is competition to serve people

    TEHRAN — Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, on Thursday supported the legal procedure followed by the Guardian Council in screening the presidential hopefuls, noting “the scene of elections is a place for competition to serve the people.”

  • سردار دهقان 2021-05-26 11:22

    Prominent candidates withdraw election race in favor of Raeisi

    TEHRAN — In separate statements released on Monday night, five presidential hopefuls, including Rostam Qasemi, Mohammad Hassan Nami, Alireza Afshar and Hossein Dehghan, withdrew from the election race in favor of Ebrahim Raeisi and the “Revolution Front”.

  • ربیعی 2021-05-26 11:21

    Government says unity lies in high voter turnout

    TEHRAN — Speaking at his weekly press briefing on Tuesday, government spokesman Ali Rabiei responded to various questions regarding the June presidential elections.

  • صندوق رای.jpg 2021-05-26 11:19

    Eventful 12 hours marks historical day for presidential election

    TEHRAN — The 2021 election has been one of a kind so far, yet events occurred on May 24 and 25 made the presidential elections all the more interesting.

  • Candidates 2021-05-25 14:25

    Interior Ministry announces presidential candidates

    TEHRAN – In a statement on Tuesday, Iran’s Interior Ministry officially announced the candidates who have been qualified by the Guardian Council to run for president, putting an end to a wave of speculations over who will be confirmed. 

  • صندوق رای.jpg 2021-05-24 22:24

    5,000 academics support Raeisi

    TEHRAN — In a letter written by 5,000 academics, they expressed their utmost support in the June presidential elections for the Judiciary Chief, Ayatollah Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi.

  • سعید محمد 2021-05-24 21:09

    Mohammad: Neighbors first in my foreign policy

    "Depending on the candidates qualified, I might quit the race in favor of Raeisi”

    TEHRAN — In an interview with ISNA news agency published on Monday, presidential hopeful Saeed Mohammad has said that his priority will be to strengthen internal abilities and also prioritizing relations with 15 neighboring countries in the foreign policy area.

  • پژمان فر 2021-05-23 21:44

    Election hype begins as rumors emerge about high-profile candidates

    TEHRAN — According to Fars News Agency, two of the high-profile presidential candidates will probably be found incompetent, as heated debates surfaced in the Guardian Council over their records.

  • عباسعلی کدخدایی 2021-05-23 21:07

    Guardian Council: Tuesday will be final day to examine presidential hopefuls

    TEHRAN — The Guardian Council said on Sunday that it will continue to examine the presidential candidates’ records on Sunday and Monday and the Tuesday meeting will be the conclusive one.

  • نصرالله پژمانفر 2021-05-23 21:07

    MP: Provisions of Vienna nuclear talks should be approved by Parliament

    TEHRAN— The head of the Article 90 Committee of the Parliament said on Sunday that that the Iranian negotiating team should note that all the things that are agreed in the Vienna nuclear talks are valuable only if they are approved by the parliament.

  • Raeisi 2021-05-22 22:14

    Center to fight coronavirus announces election safety protocols

    TEHRAN — In a press briefing on Saturday, Alireza Raeisi, spokesman for the National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control (NHCC), laid out safety protocols for the June 18 presidential elections.

  • الیاس حضرتی 2021-05-22 22:11

    Hazrati appointed as Pezeshkian campaign manager

    TEHRAN — Reformist presidential candidate Massoud Pezeshkian has appointed Elias Hazrati, the secretary general of the National Trust party, as his campaign chief.

  • Manouchehr Mottaki 2021-05-21 19:03

    Mottaki: Unity council backs Raeisi

    TEHRAN — Manouchehr Mottaki, spokesman for the unity council of principlists said on Friday that it supports Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi in the June presidential elections.

  • صندوق رای.jpg 2021-05-21 19:02

    Recent polls show Raeisi lead by 30%

    TEHRAN — Recent polls conducted by various institutes, including ISPA (Iranian Students Polling Agency), show that Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi is leading the presidential polls by a vast margin.

  • علی لاریجانی 2021-05-21 19:00

    Larijani holds first social media meeting

    TEHRAN — Speaking at a Clubhouse session on Thursday night, Ali Larijani answered various questions from reporters.

  • احسان قاضی زاده هاشمی 2021-05-19 21:58

    Examples of election violation revealed

    TEHRAN— Speaking on TV, Seyyed Ehsan Ghazizadeh Hashemi, a member of the Commission for Supervising the Presidential Election Campaigns in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Broadcasting (IRIB), exemplified election violations and giving details of the debates between unqualified candidates.

  • محسنی اژه ای 2021-05-19 21:56

    Judiciary says to confront election violation without discrimination

    TEHRAN— The Judiciary will monitor any election violations with sensitivity during the campaigns and will deal without discrimination with those who try to undermine public calm or security, the first deputy Judiciary chief warned on Wednesday.

  • کدخدایی 2021-05-19 21:54

    Guardian Council: News circulating on candidates are “fake”

    TEHRAN— In a tweet on Wednesday morning, Abbasali Kadkhodaei, spokesman for the Guardian Council, dismissed rumors that a few of the presidential candidates have been disqualified, calling them “fake news”.

  • ballot box 2021-05-18 23:09

    Prominent candidates introduced

    TEHRAN — As the registration for the June 18 presidential elections closed on Saturday, the Tehran Times has decided to provide respectful readers with brief introductions of prominent presidential candidates. This series of introduction will continue tomorrow.

  • ربیعی 2021-05-18 23:08

    Palestine is again a focus of ‘global moral campaign’, Iran says

    TEHRAN— Speaking at his weekly press briefing on Tuesday, Ali Rabiei, the Iranian government spokesman, responded to the recent atrocities of the Israeli regime in Gaza, saying that the Palestine issue has once again turned into a “global moral campaign”.

  • گفتگو با حسین مرعشی 2021-05-18 23:07

    Hossein Mar’ashi appointed as Jahangiri campaign manager

    TEHRAN— Hossein Mar’ashi, a senior member of the Servants of Construction Party (SCP), was introduced on Tuesday as Es’haq Jahangiri’s campaign manager.

  • آیت الله جنتی 2021-05-18 23:07

    Jannati: Presidential candidate must be pious

    TEHRAN— Speaking at a meeting on Tuesday to examine the presidential candidates’ competence, Ayatollah Ahman Jannati, head of the Guardian Council, spoke about the qualifications of the candidates, saying the Guardian Council has a heavy burden on its shoulders.

  • صندوق رای.jpg 2021-05-17 19:43

    Prominent candidates introduced

    TEHRAN — As the registration for the June 18 presidential elections closed on Saturday, the Tehran Times has decided to provide respectful readers with brief introductions of prominent presidential candidates. This series of introduction will continue tomorrow.

  • شورای نگهبان 2021-05-16 22:47

    Examining competence of presidential candidates begins Sunday

    TEHRAN— The Guardian Council began examining the competence of the presidential nominees on Sunday. The procedure will last for five days.