Iranian MPs from Khuzestan, Ilam and Kermanshah appear on parliament floor with their protective face masks to symbolically protest poor air conditions in their home provinces.
According to an edict by the Supreme Leader which bans the proliferation and stockpiling of nuclear weapons, the West should not be worried about Iran’s peaceful nuclear program, said Larijani.
An Iranian MP has said that new charges should be leveled against the former vice-president for insulting the establishment and disputing the legislative elections.
The share of National Development Fund of Iran from oil revenues has decreased to 20 percent from a previous 26 percent.
Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the Iranian lawmakers will adopt a bill requiring the government to increase uranium enrichment level in case fresh sanctions are slapped on Iran by the US Congress.
The top MP said the status quo in Syria is not in the interest of any country, calling for political efforts to restore stability to the conflict-stricken country.
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani is to visit Turkey on January 20 to deliver a speech at the 10th meeting of the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU).
If the US forged ahead with its sanctions, an initiative which grants the government the go-ahead to enrich uranium to 60 percent levels would be handed over to the Presiding Board, said Asafari.
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said that Iranian lawmakers are seeking to ratify a bill to resume nuclear enrichment if new Western sanctions are imposed on Iran.
Newspapers and MPs with different political leanings have reacted differently to Ali Motahari’s comments that sparked a brawl in parliament.