The governor of Eastern Azerbaijan announced on Saturday night that the province’s water and power supply are in a critical state, and until the situation returns to normal, the provincial Crisis Management Base will take over the administration of affairs. » read more
The introduction of the new president for Amir Kabir University became a scene of violent tension on Saturday June 28. Mehr News Agency reports that while the amphitheatre was full to capacity, a group of students forced their way in, causing the door to break and one of the professors to get injured. » read more
Iran’s national football team arrived in Tehran on Saturday morning to an unexpected welcome from fans and government officials. Iranian media report that the players seemed to have been caught by surprise by the warm welcome. » read more
Iran’s Minister of Power has turned to members of the clergy for advice and support to deal with water shortages and the need for better consumption plans. Senior clergy member Ayatollah Makkarem Shirazi announced that wasting water is “haram” or forbidden in Islam, while Jafar Sobhani recommended Mass Rain prayers. » read more
Culture and Guidance Minister Ali Jannati has announced that government-funded dinners for public servants will no longer be held during the holy month of Ramadan.
The Fars News Agency reports that Jannati said canceling the dinners is part of the government’s program to cut spending. » read more
Iran’s Minister of Intelligence says his country is not indifferent to issues regarding Iraq; however, he stressed that Iran will not interfere in Iraqi affairs.
The Central News Unit reports that Mahmoud Alavi said: “We have never interfered in Iraq and will never do so in the future and we support Iraq’s dignity and independence.” » read more
The opposition website Kaleme reported on Thursday June 26 that Tooti Soltani, the missing mother of political prisoner Mohsen Qashqaizadeh, was found to have been killed in a road accident.
Soltani went missing on May 19 after leaving the Evin Prison Visitors Hall. The report adds that Soltani’s remains were transferred to the coroner’s office after the accident but were not immediately identified. » read more