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 Parliament’s Conservative Faction Denies Role in Burning US Flag

The spokesman of the Iranian Parliament’s conservative faction has renounced the recent burning of the US flag and a copy of the Iran nuclear deal by a group of hardliners, saying his faction was not behind the move.

Iranian MPs Split on Future Steps over Nuclear Deal

Iranian lawmakers are divided on what steps to take next following Donald Trump’s announcement that Washington will withdraw from the JCPOA, a move that prompted some legislators to set the US flag on fire on the Parliament floor.

Iranian MPs Issue Statement to Express Support for IRGC

246 of Iranian lawmakers have issued a statement to express their support for the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps on the anniversary of the IRGC’s establishment anniversary.

Iranian Lawmakers to Hold Meeting on Blocking Telegram

A senior Iranian MP says the Parliament’s Economic and National Security Commissions are to hold a joint meeting to discuss the filtering of the popular messaging app Telegram.

Iranian Lawmakers Advocate for Women’s Greater Social Participation

Female parliamentarians have called for broader participation of women in the Iranian society, particularly its labour market and politics, arguing it will help spur the development of the 80-million nation.
Financial Corruption

Iran Working on Plan to Oblige Officials to Restitute Ill-Gotten Gains

An Iranian lawmaker has expressed support for a plan which calls for the restitution of the properties illegally gained by Iranian officials.

“FATF Accession Impossible If Found to Be against Iran’s National Interests”

An Iranian lawmaker says the Parliament will not approve the country’s accession to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) if it proves to be against the Islamic Republic’s interests.

MEP Calls for Promotion of Iran-EU Parliamentary Ties

Chairman of the European Parliament’s committee on foreign affairs has called for further promotion of parliamentary relations between Tehran and the European Union.

Iran Parliament Passes Rouhani’s Budget Bill after Amendments

Iran’s parliament has passed general outlines of President Hassan Rouhani’s new budget bill after initially rejecting it over concerns that the proposed cuts could hit vulnerable people the hardest.

Iran Parliament Rejects Framework of Rouhani’s Proposed Budget

The Iranian Parliament on Sunday disapproved the framework of the budget proposed by the Rouhani administration for the upcoming fiscal year (March 2018-19).

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