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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Domestic

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 A scheduled television interview with Rouhani was nearly prevented by head of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Ezatollah Zarghami  in what appears to be controversy over the choice of the journalists who would conduct the interview.  Zarghami was appointed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei….

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Domestic

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The son of Mehdi Karroubi responded to statements made by the spokesman of the Judiciary Chairman on the need to express regret and for punishment of people who were associated with the Fitna, and emphasized that his father did nothing wrong. The son added that my…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Domestic

In a speech to the heads of the Basij medical community and Minister of  Health, Mohammad Reza Naqdi said that there was a need to spread the Islamic and Iranian format in health and medicine. Naqdi later discussed Iran’s population, saying that ways to increase the…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Domestic

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Heavy snow continues to fall in various parts of Iran. At the same time, emergency situations were reported in northern cities that are not accustomed to snow. The National Iranian Gas Company issued a warning to the public in the major cities to reduce their use…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Domestic

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” Special adviser to the president on national and religious minority affairs Ali Yunesi said that the government is making a concerted effort to prevent extremism and tendentious moves by some security organizations towards minorities. He added that to date, the issues of some minorities, including…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Domestic

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Mohammad Mehdi Kakovan announced that the cyber police does not infiltrate private space of people and does not track emails and chats between two people. According to Kakovan, the cyber police handles violations in cyber space that includes economic crimes, theft from bank accounts, phishing, morality…

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  /  Domestic

Rouhani has appointed Mohammad Esmaeil Shushtari as the head of President’s Special Inspections Office.  …

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Domestic

Chairman of the Executive Council of the Press Association Mashallah Shamsolvaezin  announced that the Ministry of Intelligence has withdrawn its complaint against the Press Association. He added that the hope was that the Association would reopen after the “Ten Days of Dawn”. Shamsolvaezin wished to express…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Domestic

Hassan Sadeghi said that this is the result of a corrupt economy and mistaken mechanism of defining groups included in the basket of goods. Sadeghi referred to an open letter he sent to the president on protection of worker rights and called for economic fairness and…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Domestic

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100 days after his election, Hassan Rouhani  said: “The Government will provide something small this year for people in low-income tiers. God willing, we hope to present people with two packages of staples for the low-income tiers by the end of this (Iranian) year (ends March…

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014  /  Domestic

Use of home gas for heating purposes has surged. Widespread disconnection from the home gas grid has been reported in various provinces such as Western Azerbaijan, Gilan, Khorasan and others. Senior officials even called on citizens to use electric heaters. In several provinces, such as northern…

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Monday, 3 February 2014  /  Domestic

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First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri visited Qom, where he met with prominent sources of emulation. During his meeting with Ayatollah Makarm Shirazi, the Ayatollah said that Rouhani (a religious man himself) is the essence of the government and this is important. The people voted for a…

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Monday, 3 February 2014  /  Domestic

The eldest son of Karroubi announced on his Facebook page that his father was transferred to his home and that security forces were positioned on the first floor of the building.  …

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Domestic

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In continuation of the pressures being applied to journalists, last week a Tehran court headed by Judge Mohammadi-Kashkoli heard the case against Khorasan newspaper and the journal Bukhara. Khorasan is charged with publication of lies in order to incite public opinion and the managing director of…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Domestic

Seyed Shokr Khoda Musavi contacted the Minister of Justice and said that several judges in his area intervened in affairs that are not related to them. He emphasized that Majlis representatives have a duty to citizens and they must express their position on all issues.  …

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Managing Director of the Ministry of Health Mohammad Esdamaeil Mutlaq announced that 250,000 abortions are performed in Iran every year. He made this announcement during a meeting that examined the causes behind the declining population. Motalaq added that this data pertained solely to illegal abortions while…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Reza Malek Zade announced that 70% of Iranians eat too much and 20% of the population suffers from obesity. According to Zade, overeating is the most important cause important risk to public health in Iran. Overeating of rice and bread has resulted in about 70% of…

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Friday, 31 January 2014  /  Domestic

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Rouhani appointed reformist councilor from Tehran Masud Soltanifar as the new head of Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO). He will be an ex-officio vice-president. The appointment comes after Rouhani accepted the resignation of Mohammad Ali Najafi, a leading reformist politician who was the previous head…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Domestic

Chairman of the Construction Workers Organization in Iran Akbar Shukat said in a talk with ILNA that of the 1,700,000 construction workers in Iran, only 700,000 use National Insurance services, and since national insurance coverage was presented as a threshold requirement for receiving vital product services…

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Thursday, 30 January 2014  /  Domestic

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In light of the worsening areas in environmental quality in Iran, a seminar was held attended by the  Chairman of the Environmental Protection Organization of Iran, deputy energy, oil and industry ministers as well as Iranian artists and environmental activists. Among the participants were Sadegh Ziba…

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