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.

New Drug Law to Save Lives of Many Iranians on Death Row

New Drug Law to Save Lives of Many Iranians on Death Row

An Iranian lawmaker says more than 90 percent of those sentenced to death for carrying illicit drugs would have the chance to return to life if the new bill passed by the Parliament is signed into law.
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Iran’s Parliament Passes Bill in Response to Trump’s Travel Ban

Iranian lawmakers have added a new article to the proposed budget bill for the next fiscal year (starting March 21, 2017) to attract investment by the country’s nationals living in the United States.

Larijani: Parliament is a Centre for Defending Nation’s Rights

Majlis [Parliament] interim Speaker Ali Larijani described Parliament as a stronghold to defend the rights of the nation.

Iran Ready to Enhance Parliamentary Ties with UAE

A member of Iran’s Parliament says the Islamic Republic seeks to cement its ties with the regional countries, particularly the UAE, and is ready to establish a joint parliamentary friendship group with the Arab country.
Iran Parliamentarians: Syrian elections showing country’s power

110 MPs express support for attacked lawmaker

A member of Parliament said Sunday that 110 MPs have signed a letter to the judiciary chief expressing support for their colleague in the Parliament Ali Motahhari who was attacked last Monday by unknown people.
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Iran parliament approves general outlines of nuclear bill

Under a parliamentary motion on the nuclear case, the IAEA can only run conventional checks of [Iran’s] nuclear sites within the framework of the Safeguards Agreement.

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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Iranian official says diplomacy only solution to Yemen crisis

The National Security and Foreign Policy chief of Parliament censured the international community’s silence toward the deadly Saudi airstrikes against Yemen.

Iranian Speaker Underlines Necessity for Development of Tehran-Astana Parliamentary Cooperation

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underscored the necessity for the further broadening of parliamentary relations and cooperation between Tehran and Astana.

Larijani Calls for Effective Relations with All Countries

Ali Larijani, who was elected by members of Iran’s new Parliament as the temporary Speaker, called for broader ties with other countries in line with Iran’s national interests.

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