Tuesday, May 30, 2023

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Iranian MP’s ‘transnational marriage solution’ draws ire

An Iranian lawmaker’s remarks regarding the marriage of single girls with foreigners, have drawn a public backlash inside the country.

Qalibaf re-elected Iran’s Parliament speaker for 3rd year

Iranian lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted to re-elect Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf as the speaker of the country’s Parliament, better known as Majlis, for a third year.

Footage shows Iranian MP attempting to assist fugitive brother evade arrest

Footage has emerged of an Iranian member of parliament apparently attempting to assist her fugitive brother evade arrest by police.

Iran top diplomat meets with MPs, answers foreign policy questions

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has explained different aspects of the country's balanced foreign policy, dynamic diplomacy and smart government interactions to lawmakers.

Internet Protection Bill to return to Iranian parliament’s floor

A member of the Iranian parliament’s presiding board has said the internet protection bill is back at the legislative body to be put to a vote.

Iran lawmakers vote to scrap clock shifts

Iran’s parliament has voted to end one-hour clock changes which extended daylight hours from the beginning of spring across the country.

Iranian Parliament votes to eliminate subsidized exchange rate: Report

Iranian lawmakers have voted to eliminate the official subsidized exchange rate of 42,000 rials to one US dollar, a report says.

Iran Parliament Presiding Board annuls approval of internet bill

The Iranian Parliament’s Presiding Board has annulled a decision by a special joint committee to approve a controversial piece of legislation to regulate online activity.

Parl. committee’s hasty move on Internet control bill draws controversy

A special committee at the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) has overwhelmingly approved the outlines of controversial bill designed to protect cyber space, which many are worried may restrict activity on the Internet.

Lawmakers approve budget on tar and natural gas for underprivileged areas

The Iranian parliament’s joint commission for budget has approved allocation of free tar to underprivileged areas, and provision of over 700 million dollars from the national oil company’s resources to expand natural gas pipelines to rural areas.

Iran MPs back investigation into Rouhani admin performance

Iranian lawmakers have approved proposals by a parliamentary commission to launch an investigation into the performance of the presidential office of former President Hassan Rouhani.

Iranian Judiciary staff rally for better working conditions

A group of Iranian Judiciary employees have held a rally in front of the Parliament building in Tehran to demand better working conditions and higher salaries.

Council Announces Reasons for Ali Larijani’s Disqualification in Iran’s 2021 Presidential Race

The Iranian Constitutional Council, also known as the Guardian Council, has announced the reasons behind the disqualification of former Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani from running in the country’s June 2021 presidential election.

Iran parliament speaker corrects comments about slapping of soldier by MP

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf has corrected his previous comments about the slapping in the face of a traffic policeman by a lawmaker around 10 months ago.

Iran MPs demand trial of officials implicated in gas case

253 Iranian lawmakers have sent a letter to Iran’s Judiciary chief to investigate a corruption case in a deal for exporting gas from Iran to the United Arab Emirates.

Iran parliament rejects Raeisi’s pick for education minister

Iranian lawmakers have not voted in favor of President Raeisi’s proposed Minister of Education Massoud Fayyazi. 140 lawmakers voted against Fayyazi and 115 voted for.

Raeisi: Iran oil sales program moving ahead as planned

Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi says Tehran is pressing ahead with its oil sales program successfully.

Iran MPS Urge Govt. Planning to Best Benefit from SCO Membership

A group of 160 Iranian lawmakers, in a letter, have called for government planning and active economic diplomacy to make the most out of the Islamic Republic’s membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

MP: Parliament examines properties to fight corruption

The spokesman of the Iranian Parliament’s Presiding Board has said the 11th legislature has no resolution on the confidentiality or non-confidentiality of the properties of the officials.

Iran MP denies parl. intends to keep wealth of officials confidential

A high-ranking Iranian lawmaker has denied a report that parliament intends to approve a bill to keep the wealth of officials confidential.

High-ranking Iran MP resigns from parliament

The Iranian parliament has confirmed the reception of the letter of resignation of the chamber’s vice speaker Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi.

Iran MPs approve all Raisi’s cabinet picks but one

Iran’s Parliament confirms all of President Ebrahim Raisi’s picks for cabinet posts but the proposed Minister of Education, Hossein Baghgoli. 

Raisi: Expertise, fighting corruption qualifications for cabinet picks

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi says his administration has no red line for dealing with corruption.

Iran MPs discuss qualifications of President Raisi’s cabinet picks

On Tuesday, Iran’s Parliament continued the confirmation process for President Ebrahim Raisi’s picks for ministers of his cabinet.

Missile might top priority of Raeisi’s pick for Defense Ministry

Iran’s Parliament wraps up the third day of discussions to endorse President Ebrahim Raeisi’s picks for the cabinet.

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