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14,000 Apply for Candidacy at Iran Parliamentary Elections

The process of registering candidates for running in Iran’s parliamentary elections, slated for February 2020, has come to an end with around 14,000 people applying for candidacy, according to Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli.

Iran Starts Preparations for 2020 Parliamentary Elections

Iran's Interior Ministry has officially opened the elections headquarters to carry out preparations for the upcoming Parliament elections.

Ahmadinejad Raps JCPOA, Dismisses Plan for Presidential Race

Former president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has slammed the 2015 nuclear deal as a one-way accord that has ignored the principles of justice and is doomed to collapse in the long term, noting that he would not run for president in the next election.

IRGC General Slams FM Zarif’s Trip to France

A senior adviser to commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has chided Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for an unexpected visit to France, where the G7 summit was underway, voicing concern that such visits may spell frustration.

Zarif Sanctions Sign of US Failure: Gen. Soleimani

Top Iranian military official Major General Qassem Soleimani says Washington’s imposition of sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister is a sign of the White House’s “absolute failure.”

Iranian Politicians Advised to Watch HBO’s Chernobyl

An advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has invited all politicians to watch the HBO’s latest TV series Chernobyl.

Ali Larijani Re-Elected as Iran’s Parliament Speaker

Ali Larijani has been re-elected as the speaker of the Iranian Parliament for 12th consecutive year.

Iranian Reformists Unanimously Condemn US’ IRGC Blacklisting

On the same day that the US government labelled Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps  a terrorist organisation, many reformist figures condemned the Trump administration’s move unanimously, despite their political disagreements with the IRGC.

Iranian Media Condemn West’s Double Standards on New Zealand Terror Attack

The deadly shooting incident in New Zealand which left at least 49 people dead has received strong condemnation by Iranian media, from both reformist and conservative camps.

All Iranian People Sitting in Same Boat: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has highlighted the need for national unity, saying all Iranian people, regardless of their political orientation, religion, or ethnicity, are sitting in the same boat.

Failure of JCPOA Key to Zarif’s Frustration, Resignation

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif resigned on Monday night apparently in reaction to differences with President Hassan Rouhani, including his exclusion from the president’s meeting with Syria’s Bashar al-Assad in Tehran; however, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Iran President Officially Rejects FM Zarif’s Resignation

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has in an official letter rejected Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's resignation, saying that it is against the country’s national interests.

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.

“Negotiating with US after Its Exit from Nuclear Deal Humiliating for Iran”

A member of Iran’s Expediency Council has harshly criticized those who favour Tehran’s direct talks with Washington, saying holding negotiations with the United States after its unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is humiliating for the Iranian nation and government.

“Iran’s Compromise with US Means Death of Islamic Revolution”

Chief-Commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari says any compromise with the United States will be equal to the demise of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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.

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