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.
The Iranian legislators on Wednesday elected Ali Larijani as the speaker of the parliament for 10th consecutive year.
Iran’s free gas export to Turkey has given rise to a considerable controversy in the country with some calling it a great loss inflicted on the national treasury for which the incumbent government is to blame, and some saying that Ankara has already paid for the gas it is receiving from Tehran for free.
While Iran’s Guardian Council is opposed to the candidacy of religious minorities in City and VillageCouncils elections in Muslim-majority areas, Iranian parliament speaker says they can run for local votes in all parts of the country.
Reformists hold a gathering for the first time in six years, describing unity and public trust as pillars of the country's national security.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France, and Germany) implemented a nuclear deal on July 16, 2016 which they had finalized back in July 2015. Based on the deal, all nuclear-related anti-Iran sanctions were terminated in exchange for certain limits on the country’s nuclear energy program. The deal had its opponents and proponents both in Iran and in certain countries that were a party to the deal, particularly in the US. Here in Iran, the nuclear deal (known as the JCPOA) needed to be approved by the lawmakers in Iran’s parliament (Majlis); however, there were parliamentarians strictly opposed to the deal, describing it as treason.
Campaigning has begun for Iran's presidential election with incumbent Hassan Rouhani facing a tough battle against Principlists who criticize his handling of the economy.
The incumbent president, Hassan Rouhani, and his main rival from the conservative camp Ebrahim Raisi applied for Iran’s presidency on Friday.
Majlis [Parliament] interim Speaker Ali Larijani described Parliament as a stronghold to defend the rights of the nation.
The Vice-Chairmen of the fifth Assembly of Experts (AE) were elected on Tuesday May 24. Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani and Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi were elected as first and second vice-chairmen of the AE respectively.