Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Government

Iranian city’s governor sacked for ‘insulting’ journalist

Acting governor of the Iranian city of Rafsanjan has been sacked from his post for what officials call insulting a journalist.

Iran MPs urge government to control petrochemical industry

100 Iranian lawmakers have called for an end to the government’s lack of control over the petrochemical industry.

Iran presidential office rejects claims of Raisi involvement in controversial appointment

Iran’s Presidential Office has rejected claims about President Ebrahim Raisi’s role in the appointment of Abdulali Ali-Asgari as Managing Director of the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company.

Iranian govt. spokesman’s 3-year-old child dies

Iranian government spokesman Ali Bahadori’s 3-year-old child has died of a disease. Bahadori posted a video on the internet as a sign of mourning.

Iran parliament rejects Raeisi’s pick for education minister

Iranian lawmakers have not voted in favor of President Raeisi’s proposed Minister of Education Massoud Fayyazi. 140 lawmakers voted against Fayyazi and 115 voted for.

Raeisi: Iran oil sales program moving ahead as planned

Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi says Tehran is pressing ahead with its oil sales program successfully.

Ali Bahadori Jahromi named as new government spokesman

Iranian cabinet members have appointed Ali Bahadori Jahromi as the government spokesman and Chairman of the government's Information Council.

Reactions to attack against new Iranian governor general

Reactions are pouring in after the new governor general of the Iranian Province of East Azerbaijan was slapped in the face during his inauguration ceremony on Saturday.

Iran MP denies parl. intends to keep wealth of officials confidential

A high-ranking Iranian lawmaker has denied a report that parliament intends to approve a bill to keep the wealth of officials confidential.

Raisi Calls for Increased Trade with Neighboring Countries

Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi says increasing exchanges and trade with neighboring countries is among the top priorities of his government.

New Iran Nuclear Chief Appointed

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi has issued a decree appointing Mohammad Eslami as Vice-President and the Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization.

Raisi’s Unannounced Visit to Khuzestan under Media Spotlight

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s recent trip to the city of Ahvaz, the capital of southern Khuzestan province, has received mixed reactions from people and media outlets.

Raisi in Kuzestan vows to Address Ongoing Problems

New Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says his administration will do whatever it takes to address the problems of people in southern Khuzestan province, who have faced water shortage recently, an issue further complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Raisi urges quick vaccination against covid-19

Iran’s President calls for the quick vaccination of all Iranians as the nation is facing high covid fatalities.

Iran foreign minister: Asia, neighbors our priority

Top Iranian diplomat says his priority as the new foreign minister is to expand ties with neighboring countries. In a message posted on Instagram, Hossein Amir Abdollahian added the ministry under his command will pursue balanced, dynamic and smart foreign relations based on mutual respect. His full message is as follows:

Iran MPs approve all Raisi’s cabinet picks but one

Iran’s Parliament confirms all of President Ebrahim Raisi’s picks for cabinet posts but the proposed Minister of Education, Hossein Baghgoli. 

Raisi: Expertise, fighting corruption qualifications for cabinet picks

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi says his administration has no red line for dealing with corruption.

Iran’s Raisi appoints electoral rival as VP

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi has appointed one of his rivals during last June presidential elections, as Vice-president for Economic Affairs.

Iran MPs discuss qualifications of President Raisi’s cabinet picks

On Tuesday, Iran’s Parliament continued the confirmation process for President Ebrahim Raisi’s picks for ministers of his cabinet.

Missile might top priority of Raeisi’s pick for Defense Ministry

Iran’s Parliament wraps up the third day of discussions to endorse President Ebrahim Raeisi’s picks for the cabinet.

Zarif Issues Goodbye Message during Final Days in Office as Iran FM

Mohammad Javad Zarif has issued a farewell message to the Iranian nation as he spends his last days in office as foreign minister.

Iranian MPs Begin Reviewing Proposed Ministers’ Credentials

Iranian lawmakers have begun reviewing the qualifications of the proposed ministers nominated by President Ebrahim Raisi.

President Raisi Presents List of Ministerial Picks to Parliament

Iran's new President Ebrahim Raisi has presented the names of his ministerial picks to the country’s parliament for a vote of confidence.

Alireza Zakani Officially Elected as Tehran Mayor

Alireza Zakani has officially been chosen as the Tehran Mayor with 18 ‘yes’ votes by members of the Tehran City Council.

Raisi Appoints Mokhber as Iran’s First Vice-President

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has appointed Mohammad Mokhber, the head of the Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO) headquarters, as the country’s first vice-president.

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