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After several failed attempts, Iranian lawmakers for the first time mustered enough votes on Wednesday to summon President Hassan Rouhani to answer their questions in coming weeks over issues related to his handling of the country’s struggling economy.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the ministry has presented its tenth quarterly report on the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal to the Iranian Parliament.
Members of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in a meeting to be attended by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will examine Europe’s recent package offered to save the 2015 nuclear deal, a lawmaker said.
With discontent among Iranians over economic hardships on the rise and protests breaking out against the government over a plunge in people’s purchasing power, the performance of the Cabinet has come to the spotlight.
A huge number of parliamentarians sent an open letter to President Hassan Rouhani calling on him to immediately reshuffle his Cabinet to control a dramatic decline in the value of rial that has depressed markets in recent days.
Head of the Iranian Parliament’s Women Faction says female lawmakers are considering a motion that sets a quota for women parliamentarians, in a bid to boost the participation of women in the Iranian politics.
A large number of Iranian lawmakers have put forward a motion on granting amnesties to political and other offenders sentenced to death or life in prison.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi said the country’s membership in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the policy-making body of the international financial system, would not pose any security threat to the Islamic Republic.
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).
Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday elected Ali Larijani as the speaker of the parliament for 11th consecutive year.