Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday elected Ali Larijani as the speaker of the parliament for 11th consecutive year.
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.
Iran’s political atmosphere today needs a new revolutionary president with a will to take high risks, said Hamid Reza Taraqqi, a senior conservative politician.
President Hassan Rouhani’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi has called for further unity among all domestic parties in the wake of the anti-Iran moves made by the triangle of the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.
An Iranian conservative lawmaker has lashed out at the Rouhani administration for the time and effort it spent to secure the Iran nuclear deal, saying the attempts made in that regard failed to produce the desired result.
Prominent figures in Iran have slammed a statement by the Chairman of the Assembly of Experts calling on President Hassan Rouhani to apologize to the nation for the damages he inflicted on the country by pushing for the signing of the 2015 nuclear deal “without due caution”.
The Assembly of Expert, the body responsible for choosing and monitoring the performance of Iran’s Leader, has urged President Hassan Rouhani to offer apology to the great nation of Iran for the damages he inflicted on the country by signing the 2015 nuclear deal with the six world powers.
Tehran’s City Council on Sunday unanimously elected the reformist politician Mohammad-Ali Afshani as the new mayor of the Iranian capital, after the previous mayor resigned over his health problems.
The Iranian president has admired the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps for its role in protecting the country’s security in a chaotic region, in remarks that were seen as an attempt to appease the IRGC following what was widely seen as President Rouhani’s attacks against the body last week.
Kaveh Madani, a senior Iranian water expert who left the Imperial College of London to serve as deputy head of Iran’s Department of Environment, recently left his office after a few months over what he called the hard-liners’ pressure.