Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Conservatives

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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 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 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.

“Jafar Panahi Owes His Int’l Awards to Iranian Judiciary”

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.

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.

Iran Temporarily Suspends Conservative Paper for Its Headline

Tehran Prosecutor says the conservative newspaper Kayhan will be suspended for two days because of its Monday headline which was against the Islamic Republic’s principled policies.

Iranian Conservative Paper Officially Warned for Belligerent Headline

The conservative newspaper Kayhan has received an official warning by the body that supervises the Iranian press for its Monday headline about the next target of Yemeni missiles.

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.

Iranian Conservative Denounces Disqualification of Zoroastrian Councillor

A senior Iranian conservative figure has criticized the Guardian Council’s decision to disqualify the Zoroastrian member of Yazd’s City Council Sepanta Niknam, who had been elected by popular vote.

‘Mosques Should Unite People from All Walks of Life’

Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of IRGC Quds Force, says mosques are instrumental in safeguarding the society and should serve to bring people from all walks of life closer together.

‘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!

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.

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.

All Political Camps Condemn Insults to Rouhani

Reformists and conservatives have shown that they both stand against those who seek to create tension in the society.

Iran President Urges Hard-line Media to Avoid Foul Language

Iran’s president has lashed out at the hardliners and the opposition media for using foul language when criticizing the government.

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