Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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US Congress calls on Biden to sanction Iran’s parliament over unrest

A bipartisan coalition in the US Congress is pressuring the Biden administration to sanction nearly all of Iran’s parliament amid "the government’s crackdown on anti-government protesters."

MP: Iran will cut IAEA’s access to nuclear sites if US, EU activate ‘snapback’ mechanism

An Iranian lawmaker says Tehran will end the access of inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to its nuclear facilities if the US and Europe trigger the so-called snapback procedure against Iran.

Iranian parliament to debate bill banning comments contradictory to facts 

Iran’s parliament is going to debate a bill proposed by MPs that would ban statements by people that contradict facts.

Iranian MP: Double-urgent legislation would respond to EU over IRGC

An Iranian lawmaker says a double urgent bill is ready for discussion at parliament in response to any move by the EU to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

MPs urge Iran’s govt. branches to help sooth economic, political tensions

A group of Iranian lawmakers have written to the heads of the three branches of the government to adopt measures aimed at calming the political and economic tensions that have gripped the country over the past few months.

Iran parliament not discussing closure of Strait of Hormuz: Presiding Board member

The spokesman for the Presiding Board of the Iranian parliament says no motion regarding the closure of the Strait of Hormuz is on the chamber’s agenda, after a lawmaker floated the idea on Sunday.

Iranian MPs to vote on bill in response to EU’s possible blacklisting of IRGC

Iranian parliament is going to put a double-urgent bill to vote as part of a response to the European Union’s potential move to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corp as a terrorist organization.

Iran MP: Palriment’s presiding board received impeachment proposals for 9 ministers 

The Iranian parliament’s deputy speaker says the legislative body’s presiding board has received proposals for the impeachment of 9 ministers of the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi.

Iranian MP: Lawmakers push for downgrading ties with European troika

An Iranian lawmaker says Iran's parliament will press legislation to downgrade ties with Britain. Esmail Kosari said MPs also want to push for reconsidering ties with France and Germany.

Iranian MPs rap France’s “meddlesome polices”

Around two hundreds of Iranian lawmakers have condemned France for "frequent instances of interference in the domestic affairs of the Islamic Republic under the guise of defending human rights, despite the European country’s own dark history of human rights abuses."

Mehrdad Bazrpash named Iran’s minister of roads and urban development

Former Iranian lawmaker Mehrdad Bazrpash has been appointed as Iran’s minister of roads and urban development after securing a vote of confidence from the country’s Parliament.

MP: Iran’s fact-finding mission on protests won’t help unless it’s all-inclusive

An Iranian lawmaker says the formation of a fact-finding mission by the Interior Ministry over the recent wave of unrest in the country cannot be helpful unless the body is all-inclusive and hears the demands of the protesters.

Iran Parliament approves accession to Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Iranian lawmakers have unanimously approved legislation on the accession of Iran to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a Eurasian political, economic and security body based in China.

Iran minister of industry, mine, and trade survives impeachment

Iranian minister of industry, mine, and trade, Reza Fatemi Amin, has survived an impeachment vote at the Parliament.

Ghalibaf: Zionist regime, reactionaries cannot hide behind Daesh mask

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf says the Zionist regime and reactionary forces cannot hide behind the mask of the Daesh terrorist group and anti-Iran Saudi-funded media based in London, holding them responsible for the recent deadly unrest in Iran.

Mortazavi wins parliament confidence vote, becomes Iran’s labor minister

Solat Mortazavi has been appointed as Iran’s minister of cooperative, labor and social welfare after securing a vote of confidence from the country’s Parliament (Majlis).

Iran parliament fact-finding committee: Mahsa Amini didn’t die of blows to body

The Iranian parliament’s fact-finding committee has released a report on the death of Mahsa Amini, confirming the results of an earlier investigation by Iran’s forensic organization that the young Iranian woman did not die of blows to any part of her body by the police.

Iran’s parliament rejects president Raisi’s proposed labor minister

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s candidate to take the helm of the Ministry of Labor, Cooperatives and Social Welfare, was voted down at the parliament on Tuesday.

Iranian MPs urge protesters to distance from rioters, thank police

Iranian lawmakers have defended the country's security forces for dealing with the “riots” over the death of 22-year-old girl Mahsa Amini at the police headquarters in Tehran.

Iranian parl. speaker: Culprits in Mahsa Amini’s death should be immediately dealt with

The Iranian parliament speaker says a clear light should be shed on the death of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian woman who died in police custody two weeks ago, stressing those who are responsible for her demise should be confronted.

Ghalibaf: Iran’s parl’t to push for morality police reforms

After the recent death of a young Iranian woman caused a huge uproar nationwide, the speaker of the Iranian parliament has tasked the Domestic Affairs Committee of the legislature with investigating and improving the morality police’s performance.

Zahedivafa proposed to Iran’s Parliament as labor minister

The spokesman for the Presiding Board of the Iranian Parliament says the administration has proposed Mohammad-Hadi Zahedivafa as minister of cooperatives, labor and social welfare.

Iranian president proposes new labor minister, parliament to vote after summer break

An Iranian MP says President Ebrahim Raisi has proposed Mohammad Hadi Zahedivafa as his pick for minister of labor to parliament.

Several Iranian MPs caution President Raisi against US ‘deception’ in JCPOA revival process

A group of Iranian lawmakers write to President Ebrahim Raisi to caution his administration against possible US deception as part of a revived nuclear agreement, officially titled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Some Iranian MPs seeking impeachment of cultural heritage minister

An Iranian lawmaker says a group of his colleagues have activated a motion for the impeachment of Ezzatollah Zarghami, the minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism.

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