Ali Motahari – Iran MP – Translation of the latest news and views from the Iran newspapers and media
Former Iran MP: Decision for direct talks with US correct
Former Iranian lawmaker Ali Motahari has welcomed comments by Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on the possibility of direct talks with the US, during the Vienna negotiations on the 2015 nuclear deal.
‘Biden’s Victory to Keep Iran’s Hardliners from Winning 2021 Votes’
A senior Iranian politician says if Joe Biden wins the US elections this year, hardliners will have little chance to win the 2021 presidential elections in Iran.
Iran Discloses Details of Macron’s Offer to Save JCPOA
An Iranian lawmaker has revealed details of a French proposal to convince Iran not to take the next step in reducing commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, saying Paris has put forward a $15 billion credit line for oil purchases from Iran.
Majority of Iranians Will Vote in Favour of Hijab: MP
Deputy Speaker of Iranian Parliament says majority of Iranians will vote in favour of Hijab if a referendum is being held today.
Analysts in Iran Differ on Repercussions of Trump’s Decision
Several Iranian figures have commented on the possible impact of Donald Trump’s antagonistic approach towards JCPOA, as the controversial US president is preparing to announce his stance on the fate of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Issue of Palestine Should Not Be Consigned to Oblivion
A senior Iranian lawmaker says the International Conference on Palestinian Intifada, which is underway in Tehran, as an accurate and necessary action to keep alive the issue of Palestine and the cause of liberating al-Quds.
A Different Look at Cancellation of Iranian MP’s Speech in Mashhad
While reformist and moderate newspapers as well as President Rouhani and the majority of Iranian Parliament harshly criticized the recent cancellation of the outspoken MP Ali Motahari’s speech in Mashhad, major conservative newspapers have held a different view of the incident.
Cancellation of Outspoken MP’s Speech Sparks Controversy in Iran
The cancellation of an Iranian lawmaker’s planned speech in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad has led to widespread reactions by the government and the Parliament.
Iran Should Not Be Afraid of Letting EU Open Office in Tehran: MP
The outspoken vice-speaker of Iran’s Parliament believes that Tehran should not be worried about allowing the European Union to open an office in Iran, and even should welcome the criticisms of its human rights conditions.
MP: Boycotting the press was an auspicious phenomenon
Tehran MP Ali Motahari has said that by boycotting the press exhibition the principlist media have acknowledged that protest and opposition are not off-limits in the Islamic Republic.
We will impeach the interior minister
Ali Motahari has condemned attempts by certain government officials to curtail freedom of speech, warning that he and his fellow MPs would impeach the interior minister if the current trend persisted.
110 MPs express support for attacked lawmaker
A member of Parliament said Sunday that 110 MPs have signed a letter to the judiciary chief expressing support for their colleague in the Parliament Ali Motahhari who was attacked last Monday by unknown people.
Attack on MP Motahari outrageous: Rafsanjani
Sending a letter to the judiciary chief, 110 MPs have appealed for a strong response in reaction to an attack on Ali Motahari, a Tehran deputy.
MP accuses Friday prayer leader of helping his attackers
Ali Motahari, in a letter to Shiraz Friday prayer leader, defends his viewpoints on freedom of thought and speech.
Ali Motahari makes critical analysis of revolution
Ali Motahari, representing Tehran in the Islamic Consultative Assembly, said that thanks to reformist tendencies of the government, the media are subject to closures and permit revocations more than before.
House arrest is in line with the law: Official
Those who question the house arrest are the ones who either have not read the law or do not understand it, said the head of the Administrative Justice Court.
The controversy a speech on the floor caused
Newspapers and MPs with different political leanings have reacted differently to Ali Motahari’s comments that sparked a brawl in parliament.
Change is needed in approach to preserving the establishment: MP
Ali Motahari, a Tehran MP, made a speech at Tehran University in a ceremony marking national Student Day.