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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.
A member of the Iranian Parliament’s reformist faction says they will introduce their contenders for seats of the parliament’s presiding board on Tuesday, a day before the annual elections in which senior reformist Mohammad-Reza Aref will probably run for the post of the speaker.
A Tuesday session of the Iranian parliament saw fierce disputation over the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, as a group of lawmakers demanded careful scrutiny of the convention before voting on Iran’s accession to it.
A number of Iran’s top diplomats and administration officials have attended a closed session of the parliament about the future of the 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), following the US withdrawal from the deal.
The spokesman of the Iranian Parliament’s conservative faction has renounced the recent burning of the US flag and a copy of the Iran nuclear deal by a group of hardliners, saying his faction was not behind the move.
Iranian lawmakers are divided on what steps to take next following Donald Trump’s announcement that Washington will withdraw from the JCPOA, a move that prompted some legislators to set the US flag on fire on the Parliament floor.
A senior Iranian MP says the Parliament’s Economic and National Security Commissions are to hold a joint meeting to discuss the filtering of the popular messaging app Telegram.