Reformists, independents, and conservatives each claim to have 168, 140, and 181 seats, respectively, in next Iranian parliament. Do they?
The glaring miscalculations of the Ahmadinejad government led to a decline in Iranian authority, says Sadegh Kharrazi, a former Iranian diplomat.
A group of reformist and pro-government members of the Iranian Parliament have, in a recent move, proposed a plan to guarantee the security of the ceremonies held in the country by imposing punitive measures against speech disruptors. The motion, however, has received a negative reaction from the opposing party.
A multi-billion-dollar gas deal signed between Iran and French energy giant Total for the development of Phase 11 of South Pars Gas Field has sparked mixed reactions in Iran.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on the new Iranian parliament, which opened this morning, to make “the materialization of the resistance economy and Islamic culture” as its main priorities in its 4-year term.
Hossein Shariatmadari, a veteran Iranian journalist, lamented that the US President has come to his senses and is not going to tear apart the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
Former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani had such a prominent role in Iran’s politics that his demise will have consequences for both reformists and conservatives in future.
Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel believes that the tenth parliament will have a special identity not similar to any of previous ones, because the radical lawmakers of sixth and ninth parliaments will not be present in this parliament.
An attempt to arrest the reformist Iranian lawmaker Mahmoud Sadeqi on Sunday has sparked great controversy during the past few days in Iran.
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.