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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.

“Iran Needs Revolutionary President Who Can Take High Risks”

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.

Iran Needs National Unity to Resist US Pressure: Official

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.

“Iran Nuclear Deal Waste of Time; Rouhani Must Apologize”

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.

Statement Calling for Rouhani’s Apology over JCPOA Draws Criticism

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”.

Iran’s Assembly of Experts Urges Rouhani to Apologise for JCPOA

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.

Afshani Elected as New Mayor of Tehran

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.

Iran President Strikes Conciliatory Tone towards IRGC

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; Outcast Genius or Fugitive Agent?

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.

Tehran Mayor Resigns Due to “Health Issue”

Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of Tehran City Council, has confirmed receiving the resignation of Tehran’s reformist mayor, Mohammad-Ali Najafi, amid conflicting reports over the reason behind his decision.

Conservative Politician Defends Rouhani’s Government

Iran’s former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili says he used to be a rival of Hassan Rouhani during the 2013 presidential elections, but he feels duty-bound to support him if he does something that serves the country’s interests.

Trump’s Gift to Iran’s Conservatives: Rouhani Moving Away from Reformism

Following the Iranian president’s recent address to the Parliament, almost all reformist papers decided not to cover his anti-US remarks, while conservatives gave him a revolutionary welcome.

IRGC Congratulates Army General on Appointment as Iran DM

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in a message offered its congratulations to Army Brigadier General Amir Hatami as the new Iranian Minister of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics.

Opposition Leader’s Hunger Strike Widely Covered in Iranian Papers

Iranian newspapers on Saturday widely covered the hunger strike of Mahdi Karroubi, one of the two Iran-based opposition leaders, who finally resumed eating after President Rouhani gave positive responses to his demands.

Hashemi Rafsanjani Elected as Head of Tehran City Council

Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the eldest son of the late Iranian politician Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was unanimously elected as the head of Tehran’s new City Council.

Hashemi Shahroudi Appointed New Head of Iran Expediency Council

Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi has been appointed by Iran’s Leader as the new head of the country’s Expediency Discernment Council, replacing the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Reformist Najafi Elected as New Mayor of Tehran

Mohammad-Ali Najafi, a former education and science minister and a senior reformist politician, has been unanimously elected as the new Mayor of Tehran, replacing the incumbent conservative Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf.

Moderates’ Political Future Hinges on Rouhani’s Cabinet Line-up

A political analyst says the way Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would form his next cabinet can play a decisive role in the political future of moderates and reformists in Iran.

‘Rouhani’s Gov’t Not Qualified to Handle Iran Nuclear Case’

A leading conservative journalist has blamed President Rouhani’s administration for the ‘damages’ Iran sustained after the nuclear deal with world powers, urging that the responsibility for handling the nuclear case should be taken away from the government.

Ironic Surgeries on Rightist’s Left Eye, Leftist’s Right Eye!

Iran’s health minister says he has recently performed separate surgeries on the left eye of a senior right-winger and the right eye of a senior left-winger!

Rouhani’s VP Wishes Trump Would Scrap JCPOA

Iran’s nuclear chief has taken a swipe at the opponents of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, and expressed the wish that the US president tears up the JCPOA so that the opponents would see what would happen then.

President Rouhani under Pressure on Cabinet Line-Up

As Iranian President Rouhani is preparing to announce his next cabinet, speculations are increasingly raised on his cabinet’s line-up by main political figures from the two main political camps in Iran.

Rouhani’s Gov’t Downplays Concerns on Total Deal

There is nothing confidential to the parliament about a recent deal Iran has signed with France’s Total, spokesman for the administration said, recommending the MPs seeking suspension of the deal to bear in mind a law binding the administration to attraction of foreign investment.

How Serious Are Internal Divisions in Iran?

An Israeli paper recently published an analysis of Iran’s national and regional policies, saying despite growing internal divisions in the Islamic Republic, the country’s regional standing has not been undermined yet. But are these rifts that much serious?

Iran-Total Gas Deal Sparks Controversy in Tehran

A multi-billion-dollar gas deal signed between Iran and French energy giant Total for the development of Phase 11 of South Pars Gas Field has sparked mixed reactions in Iran.

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