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Landmark Convention on Caspian Sea Legal Regime Signed in Kazakhstan

Leaders of five Caspian Sea littoral states – Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan – on Sunday inked a historic Convention on the Legal Regime of the Caspian Sea as well as six other strategic and economic pacts.

No Demarcation Included in Caspian Sea Legal Regime Convention: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has rejected the claim that the demarcation of the Caspian Sea is to be finalized in a meeting underway in Kazakhstan on Sunday, August 12.

Iran President in Kazakhstan to Sign Landmark Caspian Sea Deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in the Kazakh port city of Aktau to attend the fifth summit of the leaders of five states bordering the Caspian Sea, during which a long-awaited convention on the legal status of the sea is to be signed.
Iran Legislation Watchdog Ratifies Parliamentary Amendment to CTF Law

Iran Legislation Watchdog Ratifies Parliamentary Amendment to CTF Law

The spokesman for Iran’s Guardian Council says the body has ratified a legislation amending a law on Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF).

Iran Parliament Adopts Motions to Support Women, Children

Iranian lawmakers have adopted a number of motions to further support and protect the rights of women and children in the Islamic Republic.

Iran Parliament Working on Plan to Abolish Conscription

The Iranian Parliament’s National Security Commission is mulling over a plan to abolish the compulsory enlistment of Iranian men above 18 years of age in the military service, and to introduce an alternative plan that would make the army professional.

ICJ to Hold Hearing Session in August on Iran’s Lawsuit against US

The International Court of Justice said it will hold hearings next month to hear a lawsuit brought by Iran against the US for breaching the 1955 Treaty of Amity by re-imposing sanctions.

“Iran on Verge of Major Legal Victory against US”

A senior Iranian expert says the ICJ’s recent letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him not to take any further actions regarding anti-Iran sanctions shows the Islamic Republic is on the brink of achieving an historic legal victory over the United States.

ICJ Warns US against Taking New Move on Iran Sanctions

The International Court of Justice has urged Washington not to take any new step regarding its sanctions on Iran until the tribunal issues its verdicts on a lawsuit filed by the Islamic Republic against the re-imposition of US sanctions, an Iranian official said.

Iran Reaffirms Religious Minorities Free to Be Elected to Local Councils

Iranian authorities have ruled that members of religious minorities living in the country can be elected as members of city and village councils, reaffirming an existing law that had been rejected by the Guardian Council.

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