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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.

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President Rouhani is to bring down the curtain on illegal wiretaps

To safeguard civic rights, the recent bill presented to parliament by President Rouhani seeks to end unlawful intelligence gathering on members of the public.
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P5+1 changed nuclear demands, redlines: Iran negotiator

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has briefed parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on recent nuclear talks.
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US anti-ISIL fight political stunt: Iran’s Majlis speaker

“Iran has carried out no airstrikes either directly or in collaboration with others [against ISIL] because it regards this course [of action] as wrong,” said the parliament speaker.
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Absence of powerful parties damages parliament’s efficacy: MP

Ahmad Tavakoli who represents Tehran in parliament challenges a lack of multiparty system in Iran’s legislature, saying this harms people’s interests.
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Anti-ISIL campaign needs political plan: Larijani

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underscores the need for a political roadmap in any campaign against ISIL terrorists.
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What Zarif told MPs in a closed-door meeting of parliament

Following marathon nuclear talks in Vienna, the Iranian foreign minister has attended a parliamentary session in camera to brief MPs on what went on in the talks in the Austrian capital.
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Larijani: Iran, Russia enjoy amicable ties

Ali Larijani, the Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, has said that Iran and Russia have amicable ties and continue their consultations on what is happening in the region.
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Will president’s new pick for Science Ministry get a nod from parliament?

Dr. Ahmadi Danesh-Ashtiani will be President Rouhani's fourth nominee seeking parliament's a vote of confidence to take charge of the Ministry of Science.
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Iraq security important for neighbors: Iran Majlis speaker

There is ample potential for the further growth of Tehran-Baghdad relations, said the Iranian top MP.
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Iran lawmakers urge full removal of sanctions

Iranian MPs have asked for the lifting of all sanctions immediately after the conclusion of a final nuclear deal with P5+1, calling on the nuclear team not to accept any restrictions on enrichment and research activities related to nuclear fuel cycle.

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