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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The latest work by Iranian director Jafar Panahi has been selected as one of the competitors in the main competition of this year’s Cannes Film Festival despite the fact that he is officially banned by the Judiciary from filmmaking.