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Up-to-date coverage of everything related to Iran’s Majlis, or Parliament. Separate from the government, the Parliament is an elected chamber of lawmakers with its own factions and responsibilities.

Araqchi Assures MPs that Joining FATF Won’t Pose Security Threat to Iran

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi said the country’s membership in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the policy-making body of the international financial system, would not pose any security threat to the Islamic Republic.

Lawmakers Ratify Iran’s Accession to Palermo Convention

Members of the Iranian parliament have unanimously approved an amended version of a bill on Iran’s accession to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC).
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Ali Larijani Re-Elected as Iran Parliament Speaker for 11th Time

Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday elected Ali Larijani as the speaker of the parliament for 11th consecutive year.

Reformist MPs May Nominate Aref as Parliament Speaker

A member of the Iranian Parliament’s reformist faction says they will introduce their contenders for seats of the parliament’s presiding board on Tuesday, a day before the annual elections in which senior reformist Mohammad-Reza Aref will probably run for the post of the speaker.

Heated Debate in Iran Parliament over Joining Terrorist Financing Convention

A Tuesday session of the Iranian parliament saw fierce disputation over the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, as a group of lawmakers demanded careful scrutiny of the convention before voting on Iran’s accession to it.

Top Iranian Officials Attend Parliament’s Closed Session on JCPOA

A number of Iran’s top diplomats and administration officials have attended a closed session of the parliament about the future of the 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), following the US withdrawal from the deal.

Iran Parliament’s Conservative Faction Denies Role in Burning US Flag

The spokesman of the Iranian Parliament’s conservative faction has renounced the recent burning of the US flag and a copy of the Iran nuclear deal by a group of hardliners, saying his faction was not behind the move.

Iranian MPs Split on Future Steps over Nuclear Deal

Iranian lawmakers are divided on what steps to take next following Donald Trump’s announcement that Washington will withdraw from the JCPOA, a move that prompted some legislators to set the US flag on fire on the Parliament floor.

Iranian MPs Issue Statement to Express Support for IRGC

246 of Iranian lawmakers have issued a statement to express their support for the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps on the anniversary of the IRGC’s establishment anniversary.

Iranian Lawmakers to Hold Meeting on Blocking Telegram

A senior Iranian MP says the Parliament’s Economic and National Security Commissions are to hold a joint meeting to discuss the filtering of the popular messaging app Telegram.

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