Parliament

Up-to-date coverage of everything related to Iran’s Majlis, or Parliament. Separate from the government, the Parliament is an elected chamber of lawmakers with its own factions and responsibilities.

Iran Government Urged to Summon French Ambassador over MKO Gathering

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.

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.

Female Lawmakers Working on Plan to Reserve Parliamentary Seats for Women

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.

Iranian MPs Propose Motion on Granting Amnesty to Political Offenders

A large number of Iranian lawmakers have put forward a motion on granting amnesties to political and other offenders sentenced to death or life in prison.

Araqchi Assures MPs that Joining FATF Won’t Pose Security Threat to Iran

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi said the country’s membership in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the policy-making body of the international financial system, would not pose any security threat to the Islamic Republic.

Lawmakers Ratify Iran’s Accession to Palermo Convention

Members of the Iranian parliament have unanimously approved an amended version of a bill on Iran’s accession to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC).

Ali Larijani Re-Elected as Iran Parliament Speaker for 11th Time

Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday elected Ali Larijani as the speaker of the parliament for 11th consecutive year.

Reformist MPs May Nominate Aref as Parliament Speaker

A member of the Iranian Parliament’s reformist faction says they will introduce their contenders for seats of the parliament’s presiding board on Tuesday, a day before the annual elections in which senior reformist Mohammad-Reza Aref will probably run for the post of the speaker.

Heated Debate in Iran Parliament over Joining Terrorist Financing Convention

A Tuesday session of the Iranian parliament saw fierce disputation over the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, as a group of lawmakers demanded careful scrutiny of the convention before voting on Iran’s accession to it.

Top Iranian Officials Attend Parliament’s Closed Session on JCPOA

A number of Iran’s top diplomats and administration officials have attended a closed session of the parliament about the future of the 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), following the US withdrawal from the deal.

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