In Iran, hardliners have won not because of widespread support, but because of widespread apathy.
Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli says 42.57 percent of voter turnout in parliamentary election is "acceptable" as polls took place amid bad weather, air disaster, and coronavirus outbreak.
Polls shut at midnight (2030 GMT) after at least five extensions beyond the originally scheduled 6 pm (1430 GMT) closing time to allow a maximum number of people to cast their ballots.
SOAS Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam talks to TRT World about the upcoming Iranian parliamentary election.
Relations between Tehran and Washington reached crisis point in 2018 after President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 pact between Iran and world powers under which Tehran accepted curbs to its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions.
In Tehran's iconic Azadi Square, President Hassan Rouhani took the opportunity to remind the US their ally the Shah had to flee the country some 41 years ago.
With Britain, France and Germany launching a process against Iran for "non-compliance" of the 2015 Nuclear deal, Tehran warns that it may pull out of the Nuclear Proliferation Agreement if such moves continue.
The last time Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led Friday prayers at Tehran's Mosalla mosque was in February 2012, on the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution and at a time of crisis over the Iran nuclear issue.
“Today, the American soldier is in danger, tomorrow the European soldier could be in danger,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said as three nations challenged Tehran over breaking the limits of its nuclear deal.
Qasem Soleimani's less charismatic replacement won't change Iran's regional policies, but we might witness an expansion.
Angry at state for handling of plane crisis, Iranians took to the streets across the country. Tehran spent days after Wednesday's crash denying role, but ended up admitting military had shot Ukranian Airlines jetliner down.
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