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Iran Leader Calls for Serious Fight against Corruption among Officials

Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called for a serious fight against corrupt officials within the Islamic Establishment, stressing that people are angry about corruption and discrimination.

Iranian Governor Sacked after Bullying Reporter (+Video)

The governor of Golpayegan, a city in central Iran, was dismissed on Wednesday after a video of him shouting at and threatening a reporter went viral in Iranian social media.

Iran Parliament Passes Rouhani’s Budget Bill after Amendments

Iran’s parliament has passed general outlines of President Hassan Rouhani’s new budget bill after initially rejecting it over concerns that the proposed cuts could hit vulnerable people the hardest.

Iran Parliament Rejects Framework of Rouhani’s Proposed Budget

The Iranian Parliament on Sunday disapproved the framework of the budget proposed by the Rouhani administration for the upcoming fiscal year (March 2018-19).

Iran Leader Allows Gov’t to Withdraw $4 Billion from National Development Fund

Iran’s Leader has allowed the government to withdraw $4 billion from the National Development Fund to address a range of issues including the dust pollution engulfing the country’s southwestern provinces, a lawmaker said.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Appoints New Deputies

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has introduced his new deputies on the basis of the ministry’s new structure.
Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi

Iranian Minister Apologizes over Social Media Restrictions

Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi has offered apology to those whose jobs have been interrupted due to the recent “temporary” restrictions on certain social media.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Goes under Structural Changes

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has announced the start of structural changes “to make the foreign ministry more agile and give more importance to economic diplomacy.”

People Have Every Right to Criticize Gov’t: Iran President

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani says people are entitled to criticize and raise questions about the performance of his administration.
300% Increase in Departure Tax Sparks Controversy in Iran

300% Increase in Departure Tax Sparks Controversy in Iran

The sharp rise in departure tax, proposed to the parliament in the budget bill for the next fiscal year (starting March 21, 2018), is in part aimed at encouraging the public to opt for domestic trips, but travel experts and officials deem it unattainable.  

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