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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.  
Iran Earthquake ‘Divine Trial’ for Statesmen: Leader

Iran Earthquake ‘Divine Trial’ for Statesmen: Leader

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has described the recent deadly earthquake in the country’s western areas as a test for Iranian authorities to perform their duties.

Iran Plans to Join Int’l Counter-Terrorism Convention

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has presented a bill to the parliament which, if approved, allows the government to join International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (ICSFT).

Iran President Visits Quake-Hit Areas, Promises Help in Reconstruction

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday morning arrived in Kermanshah Province to visit the areas struck by the Sunday night's deadly earthquake, which has so far killed 430 people and wounded over 7,000.
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Iran Parliament Gives Vote of Confidence to Rouhani’s Ministerial Picks

Iranian parliamentarians on Sunday gave vote of confidence to the ministers of energy and science proposed by President Hassan Rouhani.
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Iran President Proposes New Ministerial Picks to Parliament

Iranian president has picked his ministers of science and energy, and submitted their names to the Parliament, which is set to discuss their qualification in its upcoming session.

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