• Millions of Iraqis heading to the polls early 2021-10-09 22:28

    Millions of Iraqis heading to the polls early

    TEHRAN - As Iraqis prepare to head to the polls to cast their ballots for the early parliamentary election on Sunday, a lot is at stake. Observers say there are some aspects of this election that make it different from the previous ones. Firstly, the election is taking place one year earlier than it should have been.

  • Venezuela’s opposition to join elections  2021-09-01 18:23

    Venezuela’s opposition to join elections 

    Venezuela's U.S.-backed opposition party has decided to change strategy and take part in November’s regional and local elections, after boycotting previous elections they claimed were not free or fair.

  • Rabiei 2021-07-06 22:24

    Government confirms sabotage act at Karaj

    TEHRAN — At his weekly press briefing on Tuesday, government spokesman Ali Rabiei confirmed that there was an act of sabotage at one of the building owned by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) in Karaj, however he refuted claims of significant equipment and human damage.

  • Raisi 2021-06-30 18:38

    President-elect writes to Leader, asking permission to quit Judiciary

    TEHRAN — In a letter addressed to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei released on Wednesday, President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi sought permission to quit as the head of the Judiciary and concentrate on forming his government.

  • Haddad Adel 2021-06-27 20:16

    Former parliament speaker: Raisi-Qalibaf ties are deep

    TEHRAN — "I testify that there is a deep understanding between Raisi and Qalibaf,” former parliament speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said on Sunday.

  • President-elect Raisi’s first press conference 2021-06-27 14:26

    By M.A. Saki

     “Cautious distance” between Iran and U.S. will continue under Raisi, expert says

    TEHRAN - A political science professor at the Open University in Britain predicts that Iran will maintain its policy of “cautious distance” from the United States during the future administration of Ebrahim Raisi.

  • Marwa Osman 2021-06-27 13:32

    By Mohammad Mazhari 

    Iran polls showed democracy in a region unfamiliar with freedom: commentator

    TEHRAN - A Lebanese political expert says the June 18 presidential election in Iran showed the existence of democracy in a region where the meaning of democracy is still unknown and people are rarely given the right to express their opinion.

  • Turkish 2021-06-26 16:51

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Iran election showed most parties back Islamic Republic: Turkish academic

    TEHRAN – Despite some calls to boycott the presidential election in Iran, reformists, centrists, and conservatives proved that they support the establishment, says Mustafa Caner, a Turkish academic.

  • Ali Fahem 2021-06-23 18:52

    By M. A. Saki

    Iran’s new government will play prominent role in the region: analyst

    TEHRAN – An Iraqi analyst believes that due to new regional arrangements Iran will play a prominent role in West Asia under the leadership of Ebrahim Raisi who was elected Iranian president in the June 18 elections.

  • Andrew Korybko 2021-06-23 18:47

    By Mohamamd Mazhari

    Raisi's victory represents challenge for U.S.: analyst

    TEHRAN - A geopolitical analyst says that Ebrahim Raisi’s victory in the Iranian election will strengthen Tehran’s position through challenging U.S. hegemony in the region. 

  • Olsi Jazexhi 2021-06-22 21:41

    By A. K. Jenabzadeh

    The election of Raisi is a sign of vitality for Iran: Albanian historian

    TEHRAN - Olsi Jazexhi, an Albanian historian, believes that election of Ebrahim Raisi is a “pivotal moment” for Iran and the Islamic world.

  • Raeisi 2021-06-22 21:30

    U.S. 'temporary suspension' ploy and the next administration in Iran

    TEHRAN – In the latest sign of policy change in Iran, Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi gave a resounding no to a question on whether he would meet his American counterpart after U.S. sanctions on Iran are removed, suggesting that Iran is not limiting its foreign policy to interactions with the United States.

  • Raeisi 2021-06-19 23:02

    Foreign regional leaders congratulate Iran’s president-elect Raeisi

    TEHRAN – Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message on Saturday congratulating the election of Ebrahim Raeisi as the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Leader casting vote 2021-06-19 22:29

    Leader felicitates nation over the elections

    TEHRAN — In a message issued on Saturday noon, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised the “epic” participation of the people in the June 18 presidential and council elections.

  • Rouhani Raeisi 2021-06-19 22:28

    Officials rush to congratulate Raisi

    TEHRAN — President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi had a very busy day on Saturday as he was showered with congratulatory messages from various Iranian politicians as well as political parties and figures.

  • Ghalibaf 2021-06-19 01:01

    Election from point of view of officials

    TEHRAN — Prominent political figures cast vote for the presidential and council elections on Friday. Political figures cast votes as the voting began at 7:00 in Iran. Simultaneously, mid-term parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections were held in a few constituencies in the country.

  • Making history, again! 2021-06-18 23:46

    Making history, again!

    TEHRAN — As the voting began early at 7:00 in the morning, Iranians poured onto the street to vote for their desired candidate. Despite all negative propaganda by the foreign mainstream media outlets to downplay the people’s participation in the elections, Iranians once again proved that they are the sole decision-makers of their fate.

  • Prominent political figures cast votes for the presidential and council elections 2021-06-18 16:01

    Prominent political figures cast votes for the presidential and council elections

    Political figures cast their votes as the voting began at 7:00 in Iran. Simultaneously mid-term parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections are being held in a few constituencies in the country. Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani, First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, senior advisor to the Leader Ali Larijani, and Guardian Council Secretary, Ahmad Jannati were among the prominent figures who cast their votes.

  • Leader 2021-06-18 11:06

    Leader casts votes for elections

    TEHRAN— Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, cast his votes early on Friday for the 13th presidential election, the 6th Islamic city and village councils election, the 5th Assembly of Experts midterm election, and the 11th parliamentary midterm election.

  • Saeed Jalili 2021-06-16 23:37

    Jalili, Zakani, Mehr Alizadeh withdraw from election race

    TEHRAN — In separate statements issued on Wednesday, Saeed Jalili, Alireza Zakani, and Mohsen Mehr Alizadeh withdrew from the presidential race.

  • Leader 2021-06-16 23:32

    Leader: Voting is solution to problems

    TEHRAN — In a live speech late on Wednesday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei talked about the Friday presidential election and recent accomplishments made by Iranian experts in producing vaccine to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Takhtravanchi 2021-06-16 22:02

    Takht Ravanchi: 27 polling stations in U.S. for Iranian presidential polls

    TEHRAN — Iran’s envoy to the United Nations, Majid Takht Ravanchi, said on Wednesday morning that Iranians living in the United States can cast ballots for the presidential elections in Iran at 27 polling places in 18 U.S. states.

  • Iran's presidential chief of staff 2021-06-16 20:57

    No final agreement in Vienna until demands fully met, Iran says

    TEHRAN - Mahmoud Vaezi, the Iranian president’s chief of staff, has expressed hope that the nuclear talks underway in Vienna would result in a piece of good news but underlined that there would be no agreement until all Iranian demands are met.

  • presidential candidate Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi 2021-06-15 21:25

    Raeisi: Leader’s will about culture must be implemented

    TEHRAN — In a meeting with poets, writers and publishers on Monday night, presidential contender Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said that the cultural points expressed by the Leader of the Revolution are not advice, rather they should be implemented.

  • Rahmani-Fazli 2021-06-15 21:22

    No security problem facing election: interior minister

    TEHRAN – Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli has underlined the arrangements the government did to successfully hold the Friday presidential election, saying the government faces no problem in that regard.

  • elections in Iran 2021-06-14 22:31

    Four leading Sunni scholars call on people to vote in presidential elections

    TEHRAN – Four leading Sunni clerics from three Iranian provinces have urged people to participate in the elections in large numbers.

  • Election hype in Iran 2021-06-14 15:58

    Election hype in Iran

    As we get closer to June 18, Iranians are busy supporting their favorite presidential candidates and following their schedules. The candidates have focused on virtual campaigns due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t stop people from putting up banners and

  • Mehralizadeh withdraws candidacy for city council election 2021-06-13 23:50

    Presidential candidate: Iran will be adamant on JCPOA position if U.S. refuses to abandon previous a

    TEHRAN - Iranian presidential candidate Mohsen Mehr-Alizadeh says if he is elected president, his administration will continue talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear accord, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Iran-Pakistan 2021-06-13 23:49

    Iranians in Pakistan preparing to vote in presidential elections

    TEHRAN — Iran's embassy in Islamabad as well as the consulates-general in four Pakistan’s cities are preparing for the June 18 presidential election in Iran.

  • مهرعلی باران چشمه 2021-06-09 11:52

    Barancheshmeh elected as Iran’s Zurkhaneh sports federation president

    TEHRAN – Mehrali Barancheshmeh was elected as new president of Iran’s Zurkhaneh and Koshti Pahlevani federation on Wednesday.