Prominent figures in Iran have slammed a statement by the Chairman of the Assembly of Experts calling on President Hassan Rouhani to apologize to the nation for the damages he inflicted on the country by pushing for the signing of the 2015 nuclear deal “without due caution”.
The Assembly of Expert, the body responsible for choosing and monitoring the performance of Iran’s Leader, has urged President Hassan Rouhani to offer apology to the great nation of Iran for the damages he inflicted on the country by signing the 2015 nuclear deal with the six world powers.
Tehran’s City Council on Sunday unanimously elected the reformist politician Mohammad-Ali Afshani as the new mayor of the Iranian capital, after the previous mayor resigned over his health problems.
The Iranian president has admired the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps for its role in protecting the country’s security in a chaotic region, in remarks that were seen as an attempt to appease the IRGC following what was widely seen as President Rouhani’s attacks against the body last week.
Kaveh Madani, a senior Iranian water expert who left the Imperial College of London to serve as deputy head of Iran’s Department of Environment, recently left his office after a few months over what he called the hard-liners’ pressure.
Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of Tehran City Council, has confirmed receiving the resignation of Tehran’s reformist mayor, Mohammad-Ali Najafi, amid conflicting reports over the reason behind his decision.
Iran’s former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili says he used to be a rival of Hassan Rouhani during the 2013 presidential elections, but he feels duty-bound to support him if he does something that serves the country’s interests.
Following the Iranian president’s recent address to the Parliament, almost all reformist papers decided not to cover his anti-US remarks, while conservatives gave him a revolutionary welcome.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in a message offered its congratulations to Army Brigadier General Amir Hatami as the new Iranian Minister of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics.
Iranian newspapers on Saturday widely covered the hunger strike of Mahdi Karroubi, one of the two Iran-based opposition leaders, who finally resumed eating after President Rouhani gave positive responses to his demands.