Law

‘Freedom of Information Key to Fight against Corruption in Iran’

A senior cultural official says the implementation of a law on Freedom of Information (FOI) is the only way to fight against financial and administrative corruption in Iran.

Iranian Couples Must Take Part in Counselling Sessions before Marriage

It is compulsory for Iranian couples to attend pre-marriage counselling sessions in order to prevent future problems which often lead to early divorces, officials say.

IMO Sides with Iran on US Bans in another Legal Victory for Tehran

In another victory for Iran, the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Thursday asked the US to refrain from taking any measure that might endanger Iran's maritime security and freedom of navigation.

Zarif Summoned to Parliament for Money Laundering Remarks

The Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy commission has summoned Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to clarify his controversial remarks about “rampant” money laundering in Iran, which have drawn angry reactions from political and media circles.

Zarif Rejects Concerns, Defends Iran Getting Out of FATF Blacklist

Iran’s top diplomat has once again argued for Tehran’s adoption of standards set by the global anti-money laundering body, saying concerns that FATF accession harms national security interests are baseless and Iran’s failure to get itself out FATF blacklist would mean Tehran has shot itself in the leg.

Iran Legislation Watchdog Rejects CFT Bill, Returns It to Parliament

Iran’s legislation watchdog, the Guardian Council, has rejected a bill on Iran’s accession to the Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention, which had been passed by the Parliament.

Iranian Pop Singer Sentenced to Hold Free Concert

Iran’s Ministry of Culture has condemned a pop singer to hold a free concert after finding out that he had given a pre-recorded performance in one of his controversial concerts.

Iran Urges Other Countries to Respect ICJ’s Anti-US Ruling

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations urges the international community to abide by an order issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) earlier this month against US sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

“Iranian Diplomat Arrested in Germany Has Full Immunity”

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the Iranian diplomat, who was detained in Germany on the false charge of plotting an attack on an MKO rally in Paris, enjoys full diplomatic immunity.

Hiring Relatives Banned in Tehran Municipality

The members of the Islamic City Council of Tehran have voted in favour of a law that prohibits hiring of the relatives of managers in Tehran municipality.