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US Preventing Iran, Saudi from Settling Their Disputes: Larijani

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says Tehran is not opposed to resolving the issues with Saudis, but the Americans do not and will not give such an opportunity.

Iran Ratifies Law to Let Mothers Pass Nationality to Children

Iran’s legislation watchdog, the Guardian Council, has finally approved a law that allows children with an Iranian mother and a non-Iranian father to obtain the country’s citizenship.

Iran Ready to Promote Parliamentary Ties with Bangladesh

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Speaker of Bangladesh Parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in Dhaka.

Lawmakers Endorse Rouhani’s Picks for Two Ministries

The Iranian Parliament has given votes of confidence to two ministerial picks introduced by President Hassan Rouhani to the lawmakers for the Ministry of Education and the newly-established Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts.

Tehran, Stockholm Discuss Parliamentary Cooperation

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Andreas Norlén, the speaker of the Swedish parliament, in the Scandinavian nation's capital of Stockholm.

Iran to Launch Ministry of Tourism, Cultural Heritage

A spokesman for Iranian Parliament's Cultural Commission says the Guardian Council has approved the plan to set up the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Heritage.

Iranian MP: No Place for Oil in Next Year’s Budget

A senior Iranian lawmaker has unveiled plans to free the country’s budget in the coming year from the share of petrodollars.

Iranian MP Escapes Assassination, Bodyguard Shot

Iranian lawmaker and Shiite cleric, Ahmad Salek, has escaped assassination on Sunday when bikers attacked his car in Tehran, shooting his bodyguard.

World Must Rap US Violation of Iranian Airspace: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at a US spy drone’s recent incursion into the Iranian airspace, saying the world countries are expected to show a stronger reaction to the US’ violation.

‘World’s Parliaments Can Play Key Role in Easing Tensions’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Gabriela Cuevas Barron, the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), have discussed the key role the world’s parliaments can play in easing regional tensions.

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