Parliament

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.

Mohammad Hasan Asafari

If sanctions persisted, we would go for 60 percent enrichment: MP

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.
Ali-Larijani

Iran to expedite nuclear program if US fails to lift sanctions

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.
Motahari

The controversy a speech on the floor caused

Newspapers and MPs with different political leanings have reacted differently to Ali Motahari’s comments that sparked a brawl in parliament.
Zarif-Majlis

Iran MPs support foreign minister over nuclear talks

Iranian lawmakers have unanimously supported the Iranian foreign minister’s remarks on the performance of the country's negotiating team in nuclear talks with P5+1.
Mohamad Javad Zarif

Iran will never give up nuclear rights: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran will never give up the nuclear rights of the Iranian nation, vowing to defend national interests in nuclear talks with P5+1.
Ali Larijani

Larijani congratulates counterparts on Christmas

Iran's parliament speaker congratulates Jesus Christ's birth, saying violence and extremism are the main concerns of all nations and followers of divine religions.
wiretaps

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.
Iran-Sextet

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.
Iran-Ali-Larijani

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.
Ahmad Tavakoli

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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