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Iranian Lawmakers Summon President amid Economic Crisis

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.
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Iran Foreign Ministry Presents 10th Quarterly Report on JCPOA to Parliament

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.

Iran Parliament to Discuss EU’s Offer on JCPOA

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.

Two Options Left for Rouhani: Resignation or Cabinet Reshuffle

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.

Iranian MPs Push for Cabinet Reshuffle amid Devaluation of National Currency

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.  

Female Lawmakers Working on Plan to Reserve Parliamentary Seats for Women

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.

Iranian MPs Propose Motion on Granting Amnesty to Political Offenders

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.

Araqchi Assures MPs that Joining FATF Won’t Pose Security Threat to Iran

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.

Lawmakers Ratify Iran’s Accession to Palermo Convention

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).
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Ali Larijani Re-Elected as Iran Parliament Speaker for 11th Time

Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday elected Ali Larijani as the speaker of the parliament for 11th consecutive year.

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