Tuesday, August 20, 2019 02:07

Guardian Council

Council rejects bill of support for volunteer hijab patrols

The Guardian Council has once again rejected a bill to support volunteer hijab enforcers, saying it contravenes the constitution and needs to be reviewed by Parliament. » read more

Council votes down law for volunteer morality enforcers

The Guardian Council has voted against new legislation that supports plainclothes volunteers acting as morality enforcers, saying it contradicts provisions of the constitution. » read more

Iranian official warns of plans to infiltrate powerful body

Ahmad Jannati, the head of Iran’s Guardian Council and an influential hardliner, warned a gathering of Guardian Council overseers on Sunday that some groups are planning to infiltrate the Assembly of Experts. » read more

Guardian Council finalizes election result

Iran’s Guardian Council has put its seal of approval on the presidential election, finalizing the legitimacy of Hassan Rohani’s victory. » read more

Ahmadinejad aide appeals for run at presidency

Esfandiar Rahim Mashai has appealed to Iran’s Supreme Leader to let him join the race for president after his disqualification by the Guardian Council. » read more

Supreme Leader thanks rejected candidates

Iran’s Supreme Leader has thanked the disqualified presidential candidates for their compliance with elections rules. » read more

Controversial candidates barred from running for president

The Interior Ministry has announced the names of eight people approved by the Guardian Council to run the in the presidential election, and the names of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashai are not included in the list. » read more

Guardian Council denies media reports about approved candidates

Abbasali Kadkhodayi, the spokesman for the Guardian Council, announced today that the list of presidential candidates approved by the council has been forwarded to the Interior Ministry. » read more

Head of Iran’s Parliament rejects municipal election criticism

After Iran’s Guardian Council chief criticized the municipal elections process in his Friday sermon, the parliamentary speaker reacted today, saying the head of the council must be misinformed. » read more

Election watchdog calls for widespread participation

Ahmad Jannati, the head of Guardian Council that oversees elections in Iran, announced that the body is looking for “a free, peaceful and legitimate” election that can be a model for the country’s future. » read more