Government

Stories and opinion related to the Iranian government, including the President, his cabinet, and ministries directly under governmental control.

Iran President Urges Immediate Action against Corruption in Car Importation

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called on the Judiciary to seriously deal with the recent offences and financial corruption in importing automobiles.

Iran to Implement “Comprehensive Plan” for Countering US Sanctions

The first part of a package of proposals developed by Iranian experts for countering sanctions the US administration is set to impose on Tehran was delivered to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday.

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.  

Iran President Says Telegram Not Blocked by His Administration

The Iranian president says it was not his administration that blocked the Telegram messaging service, nor is the ban approved by the government.

Judiciary Not Allowed to Block Telegram without Security Council’s Approval: Gov’t

The Iranian government, in a statement on Tuesday, has blasted the Judiciary’s ban on the popular messaging app Telegram.

Kaveh Madani; Outcast Genius or Fugitive Agent?

Kaveh Madani, a senior Iranian water expert who left the Imperial College of London to serve as deputy head of Iran’s Department of Environment, recently left his office after a few months over what he called the hard-liners’ pressure.

Top Iranian Officials Leave Telegram Messaging App

A number of channels on the Telegram messaging service attributed to top Iranian officials, including that of the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, have stopped activities on Wednesday morning in a move that may signal the imminent blocking of the messenger.

Iran Leader Hails Idea of Replacing Dollar with Euro in Int’l Transactions

The Governor of Iran’s Central Bank Valiollah Seif says the government eyes replacing the US dollar with the euro in its international transactions and the idea has been welcomed by the Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

Iran Gov’t Steps in to Control Forex Market

Iran's First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri has announced that his country will unify official and open market exchange rates following the Rial's recent drop against the dollar.

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