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.
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’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.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has introduced his new deputies on the basis of the ministry’s new structure.
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.
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.”
Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani says people are entitled to criticize and raise questions about the performance of his administration.
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.
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.
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).