Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the eldest son of the late Iranian politician Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was unanimously elected as the head of Tehran’s new City Council.
Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi has been appointed by Iran’s Leader as the new head of the country’s Expediency Discernment Council, replacing the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Mohammad-Ali Najafi, a former education and science minister and a senior reformist politician, has been unanimously elected as the new Mayor of Tehran, replacing the incumbent conservative Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf.
A political analyst says the way Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would form his next cabinet can play a decisive role in the political future of moderates and reformists in Iran.
A leading conservative journalist has blamed President Rouhani’s administration for the ‘damages’ Iran sustained after the nuclear deal with world powers, urging that the responsibility for handling the nuclear case should be taken away from the government.
Iran’s health minister says he has recently performed separate surgeries on the left eye of a senior right-winger and the right eye of a senior left-winger!
Iran’s nuclear chief has taken a swipe at the opponents of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, and expressed the wish that the US president tears up the JCPOA so that the opponents would see what would happen then.
As Iranian President Rouhani is preparing to announce his next cabinet, speculations are increasingly raised on his cabinet’s line-up by main political figures from the two main political camps in Iran.
There is nothing confidential to the parliament about a recent deal Iran has signed with France’s Total, spokesman for the administration said, recommending the MPs seeking suspension of the deal to bear in mind a law binding the administration to attraction of foreign investment.
An Israeli paper recently published an analysis of Iran’s national and regional policies, saying despite growing internal divisions in the Islamic Republic, the country’s regional standing has not been undermined yet. But are these rifts that much serious?