Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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Iranian MP: Double-urgent legislation would respond to EU over IRGC

An Iranian lawmaker says a double urgent bill is ready for discussion at parliament in response to any move by the EU to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

MPs urge Iran’s govt. branches to help sooth economic, political tensions

A group of Iranian lawmakers have written to the heads of the three branches of the government to adopt measures aimed at calming the political and economic tensions that have gripped the country over the past few months.

Iranian lawmaker: Leaving NPT and expulsion of IAEA inspectors on the table

An Iranian lawmaker has said the Islamic republic of Iran has put on the table leaving the nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, NPT, and expelling the UN atomic watchdog’s inspectors from the country as a response to the recent draft resolution of the European parliament against the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Iran parliament not discussing closure of Strait of Hormuz: Presiding Board member

The spokesman for the Presiding Board of the Iranian parliament says no motion regarding the closure of the Strait of Hormuz is on the chamber’s agenda, after a lawmaker floated the idea on Sunday.

Iran’s Parliament chief warns Europe will ‘pay price’ if it blacklists IRGC, promises counter-measures

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf delivers a stern warning to the European Union over a possible move to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), saying Europe will “pay the price in full” if it makes such a move.

Iranian MPs to vote on bill in response to EU’s possible blacklisting of IRGC

Iranian parliament is going to put a double-urgent bill to vote as part of a response to the European Union’s potential move to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corp as a terrorist organization.

Iran MP: Palriment’s presiding board received impeachment proposals for 9 ministers 

The Iranian parliament’s deputy speaker says the legislative body’s presiding board has received proposals for the impeachment of 9 ministers of the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi.

MP criticizes President Raisi for restrictions on internet

An Iranian lawmaker has criticized President Ebrahim Raisi over what he called his administration’s move to restrict access to the internet.

Iranian MP: Lawmakers push for downgrading ties with European troika

An Iranian lawmaker says Iran's parliament will press legislation to downgrade ties with Britain. Esmail Kosari said MPs also want to push for reconsidering ties with France and Germany.

Iranian MPs rap France’s “meddlesome polices”

Around two hundreds of Iranian lawmakers have condemned France for "frequent instances of interference in the domestic affairs of the Islamic Republic under the guise of defending human rights, despite the European country’s own dark history of human rights abuses."

MP: Iran’s fact-finding mission on protests won’t help unless it’s all-inclusive

An Iranian lawmaker says the formation of a fact-finding mission by the Interior Ministry over the recent wave of unrest in the country cannot be helpful unless the body is all-inclusive and hears the demands of the protesters.

Iran Parliament approves accession to Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Iranian lawmakers have unanimously approved legislation on the accession of Iran to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a Eurasian political, economic and security body based in China.

Iran minister of industry, mine, and trade survives impeachment

Iranian minister of industry, mine, and trade, Reza Fatemi Amin, has survived an impeachment vote at the Parliament.

Iran MP doesn’t rule out Evin prison incident may have been meant to kill former president’s son

A member of the Iranian Parliament has not ruled out the possibility that a recent brawl and fire at the Evin Prison in Tehran may have been meant to provide an opportunity to kill Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani, former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s imprisoned son.

Ghalibaf: Zionist regime, reactionaries cannot hide behind Daesh mask

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf says the Zionist regime and reactionary forces cannot hide behind the mask of the Daesh terrorist group and anti-Iran Saudi-funded media based in London, holding them responsible for the recent deadly unrest in Iran.

Mortazavi wins parliament confidence vote, becomes Iran’s labor minister

Solat Mortazavi has been appointed as Iran’s minister of cooperative, labor and social welfare after securing a vote of confidence from the country’s Parliament (Majlis).

Iran’s parliament rejects president Raisi’s proposed labor minister

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s candidate to take the helm of the Ministry of Labor, Cooperatives and Social Welfare, was voted down at the parliament on Tuesday.

Iran parliament invites Mahsa Amini’s family

The family of a young Iranian woman, whose death in police custody sparked angry reactions in several Iranian cities, have been invited to the parliament to give their account of the incident, a member of the legislature said.

Ghalibaf: Iran’s parl’t to push for morality police reforms

After the recent death of a young Iranian woman caused a huge uproar nationwide, the speaker of the Iranian parliament has tasked the Domestic Affairs Committee of the legislature with investigating and improving the morality police’s performance.

Zahedivafa proposed to Iran’s Parliament as labor minister

The spokesman for the Presiding Board of the Iranian Parliament says the administration has proposed Mohammad-Hadi Zahedivafa as minister of cooperatives, labor and social welfare.

Iranian president proposes new labor minister, parliament to vote after summer break

An Iranian MP says President Ebrahim Raisi has proposed Mohammad Hadi Zahedivafa as his pick for minister of labor to parliament.

Several Iranian MPs caution President Raisi against US ‘deception’ in JCPOA revival process

A group of Iranian lawmakers write to President Ebrahim Raisi to caution his administration against possible US deception as part of a revived nuclear agreement, officially titled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Official: Investigation and findings in Iran giant steelmaker corruption endorsed

A senior Iranian lawmaker, who heads the parliamentary commission that investigated a massive corruption case against Iran’s giant steel exporter, rejects claims that he has not ratified the body’s damning report of the Mobarakeh Steel Company’s wrongdoings.

MP: Judiciary designated special court branch to investigate Foulede Mobarakeh case

A member of the Iranian parliamentary committee in charge of investigating Foulade Mobarakeh corruption case says the judiciary has designated a special court branch to lead the inquiry and that all suspects will be barred from exiting the country.

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.

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