Date: February, 21, 2020
Found: 17 News
Iran Parliament Speaker: High Voter Turnout to Reduce Hostile Pressures
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani said the participation of people in the elections would help decrease the pressure of enemies on the Islamic Republic.
Taliban, Afghan Officials Say Reach Pact to Reduce Violence
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Afghan, international and Taliban forces will observe a seven-day period of reduced violence in Afghanistan beginning at midnight (1930 GMT), an Afghan official and Taliban leaders said on Friday.
People of Qom Cast Ballots despite Coronavirus Fears (+Video)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian clerics and ordinary people residing in the holy city of Qom have taken part in the parliamentary elections, despite fears of coronavirus epidemic.
Trump Ally Roger Stone Sentenced to over 3 Years in Prison
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation in a case that has sparked fears about presidential interference in the justice system.
Iranians Cast Votes in Parliamentary Elections amid US Animosity
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Since the early hours of Friday morning, Iranians have begun casting their votes in 11th parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections, a day after the US imposed sanctions on five senior members of Iran’s Guardian Council responsible for supervising the electoral process.
Iran VP: Elections Turnout High
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said the turnout in the ongoing elections in the country has been high.
Coronavirus: Ukrainian Protesters Hurl Stones at Evacuees from China
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Fears over the spread of the coronavirus have triggered violence in Ukraine, where protesters hurled stones at buses carrying evacuees from China.
Zionists to Be Expelled from Palestine before Iran’s Mission in Syria Ends: Shamkhani
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said Muslims will celebrate the expulsion of the Israeli occupiers from Palestine even before the Islamic Republic’s advisory mission in Syria ends.
China Reports 118 More Virus Deaths
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The death toll in China from the coronavirus epidemic rose to 2,236 on Friday after 118 more people died, most of them in the hard-hit epicentre province of Hubei, the government said.
Fingerprinting at Voting Sites in Iran Declared Unnecessary over Coronavirus Fears
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A new decree issued by Iran’s Election Headquarters has obviated the need for fingerprints on the ballot papers in the ongoing elections as part of preventive measures to avoid coronavirus in the country.
Iran Starts FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers on High Note
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran national basketball team defeated Syria 94-48 in Group E of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers in Tehran on Thursday.
Ayatollah Khamenei Casts Ballot amid Iran Parliamentry Elections (+Video)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described the Election Day as a “national celebration” and a day to “restore the civil rights of the nation”, right after he casted his ballot at the Imam Khomeini Husseiniya in Tehran.
Zarif: Iranian People Main Supporter of Islamic Revolution
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif praised the people’s massive participation in the parliamentary and the Assembly of Experts elections on Friday and said the people are the main supporter of the 1979 Islamic revolution.
Spokesman Describes US Sanction on Iran Guardian Council as “Emblem of Honor”
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Spokesman for Iran’s Guardian Council Abbasali Kadkhodaei shrugged off the recent US sanctions against the members of the council, saying it is an honor to be blacklisted by the enemies of the Iranian nation.
Police Chief: Long Queues Formed at Polling Stations in Iran, Security Prevails
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of Tehran’s Police said many polling stations across Iran have been packed with an early-morning crowd of voters after the parliament and the midterm election of the Assembly of Experts kicked off on Friday, saying full security and order prevail all over the nation.
Iran Parliamentary Elections Kick Off, Leader Casts Vote in Early Minutes
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – As the nationwide votes for the parliament and the midterm elections of the Assembly of Experts officially began in Iran on Friday morning, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei cast his ballot in the early hours of the voting.