The latest news and views about the Iranian parliament
No Limit on Photojournalists’ Presence in Iran Parliament: MP
A senior Iranian legislator has declared that there is no restriction on the presence of photojournalists in the Parliament, urging reporters to press ahead with their work as seriously as before.
Almost All Ministers Proposed by Rouhani Receive Vote of Confidence
Iranian lawmakers on Sunday gave vote of confidence to 16 ministerial nominees proposed by President Hasan Rouhani, but did not vote for his power minister Habibollah Bitaraf.
Iran Gov’t Urged to Pursue “Policy of Frowning” against US
Iranian legislators have urged the Rouhani administration to pursue a “diplomacy of frowning” in dealing with the US.
Iran Parliament Passes Motion to Counter US Measures
The Iranian Parliament on Sunday passed the general outlines of a motion to counter the US terrorist and adventurous measures in the region. The new law has been also hailed by the Iranian foreign ministry.
Iran to Omit ‘Divorced’ from Women’s Identity Documents
An Iranian MP says the government is to present a bill to the Parliament whose ratification will lead to the removal of divorce details from women’s identity documents.
Iran Planning to Raise Women’s Legal Age of Marriage
An Iranian lawmaker says the Iranian Parliament’s female MPs have decided to introduce a plan to raise the legal age of marriage for women in the country.
US Has Violated Nuclear Deal, but Not Fundamentally: Iran
A senior Iranian official says the recent anti-Iran sanctions approved by the US Congress clearly breach the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, but the violation is not still in a fundamental manner.
Iran Studying Plan to Hand Out Diluted Drugs to Addicts
Iranian legislators have passed a motion to hand out narcotics to drug addicts to help them give up their addiction.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Briefs MPs on Nuclear Deal Implementation
Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs submitted the sixth quarterly report to the parliament on the process of implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers.
Iran Willing to Help Reconcile Two Koreas: Larijani
The speaker of Iran’s Parliament has voiced Tehran’s willingness to use its capacities and capabilities to help improve inter-Korean relations.
Lawmaker Writes Book on Iran’s Legislation System
A new book has been published by an Iranian lawmaker on the pathology of the country’s legislation system.
Rouhani’s Swearing-in Ceremony to Be Held on Schedule
An Iranian parliament official says the swearing-in ceremony of Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rouhani will be held on the previously-planned date.
Iran MPs to Question Minister over Import of Saudi Goods
An Iranian MP says the country’s Minister of Industry will be summoned to answer lawmakers’ questions on alleged import of goods from Saudi Arabia.
“Iran Attacks on ISIS, Message to Sponsors of Terrorists”
A number of Iranian lawmakers say the IRGC’s Sunday missile strikes targeting the terrorists’ positions in Syria were not only a response to the recent Tehran attacks, but also a strong warning to the extremists’ supporters.
Iran’s Parliament to Discuss Retaliation of US Sanctions Bill
The Iranian lawmakers are going to discuss a motion to take reciprocal measures in retaliation to a bill the US Senate has passed to impose new sanctions on Tehran, an Iranian MP said.
Iran, Sweden to Expand Parliamentary Ties
Tehran and Stockholm have called for expansion of parliamentary ties as a prelude to broadening bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields.
Tehran Shooting: Casualties Reported after Twin Attacks
A security guard and a citizen have been killed in a shooting at the Iranian parliament and a suicide attack on Imam Khomeini Mausoleum, according to media reports.
Iranian MPs Thank Police for Providing Elections’ Security
A number of Iranian lawmakers have expressed their gratitude towards Iran’s police forces for their efforts to ensure the security at the time of the country’s May 19 elections.
Larijani Re-Elected as Speaker of Iran’s Parliament
The Iranian legislators on Wednesday elected Ali Larijani as the speaker of the parliament for 10th consecutive year.
“Pledge to Increase Cash Subsidies Aimed at Buying Votes”
A top Iranian parliamentarian says the promise of increasing cash handouts by some presidential candidates is a clear example of vote-buying.
“Rise in Cash Subsidies Needs MPs’ Approval”
A top Iranian parliamentarian says the issue of increasing cash subsidies, promised by certain presidential candidates, will be subject to the Parliament’s approval.
Can Religious Minorities Run in Iran Local Elections?
While Iran’s Guardian Council is opposed to the candidacy of religious minorities in City and VillageCouncils elections in Muslim-majority areas, Iranian parliament speaker says they can run for local votes in all parts of the country.
MP Urges Competent Women to Run for Iran Local Elections
An Iranian lawmaker called on competent women to run for Iran’s City and Village Councils elections due to be held in May across the country.
Women’s Central Position in Iran’s Parliament
Women have had a central role in the present term of the Iranian Parliament as shown by an interesting photo featuring the portraits of all the lawmakers, recently posted on the legislative body’s Telegram channel.
MP Warns against Increased Smuggling of Iran’s Soil
An Iranian MP has warned that Iran’s soil is being increasingly smuggled to other countries, expressing dissatisfaction with the failure of related bodies to identify and arrest the smugglers.