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Politician censures barring MPs from next year’s election

An Iranian politician and journalist has harshly criticized the recent move by the Guardian Council to bar a few lawmakers from filing for candidacy in the next year’s parliamentarian elections.

Iranian MP under fire for ‘detestable’ behavior before teachers

An Iranian member of parliament has been the target of sharp rebukes for his ‘arrogant’ behavior in a meeting with some teachers who were complaining about their living and work conditions.

Ex-Iranian Pres. Rouhani warns over limits on public participation in votes

Former Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed concerns about the limitations on people's participation in elections and the concentration of decision-making power in a few individuals during a group meeting with former ministers and vice presidents.

Iranian MP: 300 SUVs given to lawmakers in ‘criminal, fraudulent’ move

After several months, an Iranian parliamentarian still insists that some lawmakers at Iran’s parliament has received luxury SUVs in a ‘criminal and fraudulent’ process outside the legal framework, but has revised the number of the cars received from about 70 to 300.

Opponents, proponents wrangle over participation in Iran election

A recent call by Faezeh Hashemi, the jailed daughter of a former Iranian president, on people not to vote in upcoming parliamentary elections as a show of defiance has caused controversy.

Nearly 50k pre-register for Iran’s parliament vote

The spokesperson of the Election Headquarters, affiliated with the Iranian Interior Ministry, says 13,234 more people uploaded their documents to sign up for the upcoming parliamentary election in Iran on Sunday.

Over 19k nominees complete initial registration for Iran legislative election

Iran’s interior minister says over 19,000 hopefuls have so far completed their initial registration for parliamentary elections.

Iran Parliament chief warns Russia ‘not to promote West plot to destabilize Persian Gulf’

The Iranian Parliament Speaker cautions Russia not to promote a Western agenda to destabilize the Persian Gulf region, Moscow joined voice with the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council to question Iranian sovereignty over three islands in the region.

Iranian MP accuses govt. of seeking to “engineer” March 2024 parliamentary elections

An Iranian MP has accused the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi of seeking to “engineer” the March 2024 parliamentary elections.

Nikbakht becomes Iran’s new agriculture minister

Mohammad Ali Nikbakht becomes Iran’s new agriculture minister after winning a vote of confidence from a majority of lawmakers at the Parliament.

Aliabadi becomes Iran’s new Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade

Abbas Aliabadi becomes Iran’s new Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade after securing a vote of confidence from the country’s Parliament.

Ex-FM Zarif denies bid to run in Iran’s upcoming elections amid controversy

Former Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif rejects claims that he will seek to run in the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections, after the veteran diplomat raised controversy with his remarks on foreign policy issues during his terms.

Morad-Sahraei becomes Iran’s education minister after winning confidence vote at Parliament

Reza Morad-Sahraei becomes Iran’s new education minister after securing a vote of confidence from the country’s Parliament.

Iran Parliament receives govt. bill on confronting hijab violations

The Iranian Parliament receives a government-approved bill aimed at confronting violations of mandatory hijab, or headscarf, in public locations through fines and denial of banking services to wrongdoers.

Ayatollah Khamenei applauds Iranian parliament for adopting strategic nuclear act

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has stated that the Strategic Action Plan to Counter Sanctions which was approved by the Iranian Parliament in late 2020 has saved the country from uncertainty regarding the nuclear issue.

Iranian president nominates new individual as education minister

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has nominated Reza-Morad Sahrayi as the new minister of education, more than a month after the previous minister resigned.

Tehran’s prosecutor general summons MP over SUV claims

Tehran’s Prosecutor General Ali Salehi has summoned Iranian MP Ahmad Alireza Beigi for questioning over the lawmaker’s recent remarks about an alleged bribery case involving his colleagues. 

Speaker Qalibaf knew about luxury SUVs scheme: Principlist lawmaker

A principlist Iranian lawmaker says Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf knew about a scheme in which a number of MPs received luxury vehicles to take back their votes for the impeachment of a minister.

Report: Iran’s former speaker, Larijiani, to run for parliamentary vote slated for March 2024

Iran’s Tasnim News Agency has said, in an exclusive report, that former Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani is preparing to run for the next legislative elections and plans to release a list of allies for the vote.

Iranian Parliament speaker rejects allegations lawmakers received luxury SUVs

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf has denied allegations that a number of lawmakers received luxury SUVs to take back their votes for the impeachment of the former minister of industry, mines, and trade.

Iran government daily says Parliament should probe ‘political rent-seeking’ by lawmakers

An Iranian government newspaper says the Parliament should explain why a number lawmakers received vehicles as part of what it calls political rent-seeking.

Iranian daily calls out Parliament speaker for “duplicitous behavior”

An Iranian daily has criticized Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf for raising a hue and cry about high prices of food staples when he was running for president himself and Hassan Rouhani was president but staying quiet about the even higher prices now that he is speaker of the Parliament.

Iranian president’s special inspector confirms illegal delivery of cars to MPs  

The Iranian president’s special inspector for fighting corruption has confirmed a claim that dozens of lawmakers were promised to be given SUV cars.

Iran Parl. Speaker vows to pursue MPs bribery claim

Iranian parliament speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf has waded into the debate over allegations that 75 lawmakers were bribed not to vote for the impeachment of former minister of industry, mine and trade, Seyyed Reza Fatemi Amin.

Iranian MPs vote to impeach minister

Iranian lawmakers have voted to impeach Seyyed Reza Fatemi Amin, the Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade over his poor performance that saw the skyrocketing car prices.

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