Iranian lawmakers have adopted a number of motions to further support and protect the rights of women and children in the Islamic Republic.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has decided to go to the Parliament to respond to the lawmakers’ questions about the Iranian economy, planning to use the opportunity to reveal “truths” behind the country’s conditions.
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.
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.
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.
The spokesman for Iran’s Guardian Council said the body has rejected the parliament’s legislation amending Iran’s Counter Terrorist Finance law in accordance with standards set by the global anti-money laundering body, Financial Action Task Force.
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.
A senior Iranian lawmaker has called on the Iranian Foreign Ministry to summon French Ambassador to Tehran in protest against the French government’s decision to allow an anti-Iran terror group to hold its annual gathering in Paris.
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.
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.