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Iran-UAE Ties “Unaccetpble” Due to Abu Dhabi’s Mistakes

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said relations between the UAE and Iran have decreased to an “unacceptable” level due to strategic mistakes the Arab country’s rulers have made in recent years.

‘EU Could Show Good Faith by Running Bank to Keep Ties with Iran’

An Iranian lawmaker says the EU decision to launch a special financial mechanism to keep trade ties with Iran despite US sanctions was not made in a good-faith gesture.

Iran’s Parliamentary Delegation in Syria for Talks

A high-ranking delegation of Iranian lawmakers travelled to Syria on Sunday, in a trip aimed at boosting parliamentary relations between the two countries as calm is gradually returning to the war-torn Arab country.

Iran Judiciary Investigating Activist’s Torture Claims

A fact-finding mission formed by Iran’s Judiciary has travelled to Iran’s south-western province of Khuzestan to investigate claims by a worker saying he was mistreated during his time in prisons, a senior official announced.

Iranian President Submits Budget Bill to Parliament

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has appeared before lawmakers on Tuesday to submit an annual budget of $47.5 billion for the next Iranian calendar year (to start on March 21).

Azerbaijan’s Top Lawmaker to Travel to Iran

The chief Azeri lawmaker Ogtay Asadov is to make a two-day trip to Iran at the head of a parliamentary delegation.

Tehran to Host Six-Nation Conference on Fight against Terrorism

The Iranian capital is to host the second edition of an international gathering of Parliament speakers from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, China and Russia on fight against terrorism and expansion of inter-regional ties.

Iranian Couples Must Take Part in Counselling Sessions before Marriage

It is compulsory for Iranian couples to attend pre-marriage counselling sessions in order to prevent future problems which often lead to early divorces, officials say.

MPs Seeking to Impeach FM Zarif at Wrong Time: Conservative Daily

A senior conservative daily says the lawmakers’ efforts to impeach the Iranian foreign minister are not the right thing to do at this point in time.

Zarif Summoned to Parliament for Money Laundering Remarks

The Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy commission has summoned Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to clarify his controversial remarks about “rampant” money laundering in Iran, which have drawn angry reactions from political and media circles.