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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.

Iran lawmaker who accused colleagues of bribery summoned to court

The Iranian lawmaker who claimed dozens of his colleagues were bribed to drop an impeachment bid against a minister has been summoned to court and a parliamentary monitoring board and grilled over his accusations.

Iranian MP denies claim minister of industry bribed lawmakers 

The spokesman of the Iranian parliament’s presiding board has flatly rejected the claim by an MP that Iran’s minister of industry, mines and trade gave dozens of cars to a number of lawmakers in bribes.

Iranian MP: Industry minister bribed lawmakers to escape earlier impeachment bid

An Iranian lawmaker claims his colleagues received 70 to 75 SUV cars to drop an earlier impeachment bid against Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Reza Fatemi Amin, ahead of yet another grilling session planned for the minister on Sunday.

Iranian MP calls on minister of industries to step down 

A member of the Iranian parliament’s industries commission has urged the country’s minister of industries to resign.

Former Iranian lawmaker Emad Afrough dies at 66

Emad Afrough, a former member of the Iranian Parliament who offered outspoken critiques of his own Principlist Party, has passed away at the age of 66.

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.

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