Wednesday, August 17, 2022


Iranian health minister questioned by MPs over mandatory Covid vaccine

Iranian lawmakers have been satisfied with the health minister’s explanations about the health ministry’s plan to make Covid-19 vaccine compulsory across the nation.

Iranian parliament commission passes prisoner swap deal with Belgium

A spokesman for the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission says the body passed the bill embodying a treaty for the transfer of convicts between Iran and Belgium.

Parliament chief back home from Uzbek trip, says ties to further expand

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf and his entourage have wrapped up their three-day tour of Uzbekistan, saying a visa waiver agreement and stepping up trade ties to two billion dollars were among the achievements of the trip.

Iran Parliament urges Sweden to stop ‘rights violations’ against jailed citizen

The deputy speaker of Iran’s Parliament expresses grave concerns over ‘human rights violations’ against Hamid Nouri, an ex-Iranian official who has been jailed in Sweden since 2019, calling on Stockholm to stop the abuses and compensate for the losses inflicted on him.

Iran parliament speaker: US executor of Israeli projects in region

As US President Joe Biden is set to embark on a Middle East tour, Iranian parliament speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf says the United States is the executor of the Israeli regime’s projects and plans in the region.

20 Iranian MPs seek impeachment of road minister over fatal train derailment

A group of Iranian lawmakers are seeking the impeachment of the minister of road and urban development, shortly after a similar bid against another cabinet minister was suspended at the legislature.

Iran parliament shelves industry minister impeachment for now

Iran’s parliament speaker says proposals for the impeachment of Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Reza Fatemi Amin has been shelved until after the government submits its bill to divide the ministry into two different ministries.

Iranian MP: requests for impeachment of four ministers delivered

A member of the Iranian parliament’s presiding board says it has taken delivery of request for the impeachment of the four ministers of industry, mine and trade, interior, roads and urban development, and finally, agricultural jihad.

Iran parliament body urges govt. to reduce IAEA cooperation

The Iranian Parliament’s Energy Committee says the Islamic Republic has to cut back its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) after the UN agency’s hostile movie against Tehran.

Iranian MP’s ‘transnational marriage solution’ draws ire

An Iranian lawmaker’s remarks regarding the marriage of single girls with foreigners, have drawn a public backlash inside the country.

Qalibaf re-elected Iran’s Parliament speaker for 3rd year

Iranian lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted to re-elect Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf as the speaker of the country’s Parliament, better known as Majlis, for a third year.

Iran’s speaker congratulates counterparts and Muslims on Eid al-Fitr

Iranian Parliament Speaker congratulated his counterparts in Islamic countries and Muslims around the world on the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of fasting month of Ramadan.

Irani Interior minister questioned at parliament over border events

The spokesman for the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission has said MPs on Saturday asked questions from the interior minister regarding the security of borders and also the recent events along the country’s border with Afghanistan.

Iraqi parliament chief in Iran for talks with Iranian officials

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi has arrived in the Iranian capital, Tehran, for talks with Iranian officials.

‘Lavish trip’ to Turkey by family of Iran’s parliament chief raises controversy

Images and videos recently went viral on social media showing members of the Iranian parliament speaker’s family returning from what appeared to be a costly trip to the Turkish city of Istanbul, setting off a wave of criticism inside the country.

Internet Protection Bill to return to Iranian parliament’s floor

A member of the Iranian parliament’s presiding board has said the internet protection bill is back at the legislative body to be put to a vote.

Iranian MPs call for US guarantee over JCPOA

The Iranian parliament’s presiding board has issued a statement signed by 250 MPs demanding the government obtain a guarantee from the US that it will not leave the JCPOA again in the event of the nuclear deal’s revival.

Iran parliament chief: Nuclear deal should lead to ‘guaranteed economic benefits’

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf says any agreement on the 2015 nuclear deal in Vienna should secure “guaranteed economic benefits” for Iran.

Iran MPs condemn Saudi-led war on Yemen, call for end to aggression

Iranian lawmakers have issued a statement condemning Saudi Arabia’s continued aggression on Yemen and expressing support for Yemenis’ resistance against the Ryadh-led coalition.

Iran lawmakers vote to scrap clock shifts

Iran’s parliament has voted to end one-hour clock changes which extended daylight hours from the beginning of spring across the country.

Iran’s Guardian Council approves Teacher Rating Bill

Iran’s Guardian Council has approved the Teacher Rating Bill putting an end to months of disputes with the parliament.

Iran parliament approves 4.5bn euro defense spending

Iran’s parliament has allocated 4.5 billion euros to strengthen the country’s defense might and strategic research.

Iranian MP: Our red lines in Vienna talks must be respected

A high-ranking Iranian lawmaker has said Iran’s red lines in the Vienna talks are enjoying economic benefits of the 2015 nuclear deal, JCPOA, and preserving its atomic capabilities.

Iran Parliament Presiding Board annuls approval of internet bill

The Iranian Parliament’s Presiding Board has annulled a decision by a special joint committee to approve a controversial piece of legislation to regulate online activity.

Lawmakers approve budget on tar and natural gas for underprivileged areas

The Iranian parliament’s joint commission for budget has approved allocation of free tar to underprivileged areas, and provision of over 700 million dollars from the national oil company’s resources to expand natural gas pipelines to rural areas.

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