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General Soleimani Throws His Weight behind FM Zarif

General Soleimani Throws His Weight behind FM Zarif

IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani has thrown his weight behind Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif following his controversial resignation, saying that Zarif is the key person in charge of Iran’s foreign policy.

President Rouhani under Fire for FATF Remarks

Conservative media in Iran have harshly criticized President Hassan Rouhani for implying that the costs of living will be increased by 20% without cooperation with foreign banks.

Zarif Summoned to Parliament for Money Laundering Remarks

The Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy commission has summoned Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to clarify his controversial remarks about “rampant” money laundering in Iran, which have drawn angry reactions from political and media circles.

Tehran City Council Elects Pirouz Hanachi as New Mayor

Members of Tehran City Council have picked up a reformist technocrat as the capital’s new mayor after a neck to neck competition between the two final candidates.

CFT Bill Ratified by Parliament Thanks to Larijani’s Prudence: Reformist

An Iranian reformist figure has recounted how Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani’s prudence rendered ineffective the scenarios orchestrated by radicals to prevent the ratification of the bill on Iran’s accession to the Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention.

Iran’s Guardian Council Won’t Be Intimidated by CFT Opponents

The spokesman for Iran’s legislative watchdog says the body will not be intimidated by opponents of Iran’s joining a UN convention against the financing of terrorism, who have in recent days been pressuring the parliament not to approve the plan.

Protest Rally Held before Iran Parliament against FATF-Related Bill

A crowd of conservatives gathered in front of the Iranian parliament on Sunday to protest against a bill on Iran’s accession to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention, which is to be put to a vote in the parliament this week.

Officials Join Social Media Campaign against Nepotism in Iran

Several Iranian officials have responded to the social media campaign #Where_Is_Your_Child, which aims to shed light on nepotism that some believe plagues the country and is partly to blame for rampant corruption and mismanagement.

Gov’t under Pressure to Do More to Stop Rial’s Historic Plunge

The Iranian government is under great pressure to take more steps to normalize what the Central Bank calls “unusual” economic conditions, as the country grapples with a flagging economy and the national currency slides to record lows.

General Soleimani Praises Rouhani’s “Timely, Wise” Remarks

IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani has thanked Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for his recent remarks on the US’ bid to cut Iran's oil exports as well as his comments on the Zionist regime of Israel.

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