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The latest news and views about the Iranian reformists and their political camp

Tehran City Council Elects Pirouz Hanachi as New Mayor

Members of Tehran City Council have picked up a reformist technocrat as the capital’s new mayor after a neck to neck competition between the two final candidates.

Hiring Relatives Banned in Tehran Municipality

The members of the Islamic City Council of Tehran have voted in favour of a law that prohibits hiring of the relatives of managers in Tehran municipality.

CFT Bill Ratified by Parliament Thanks to Larijani’s Prudence: Reformist

An Iranian reformist figure has recounted how Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani’s prudence rendered ineffective the scenarios orchestrated by radicals to prevent the ratification of the bill on Iran’s accession to the Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention.

“Iran Should Hold Talks with Trump on Anniversary of 1953 Coup”

A former Iranian minister says President Hassan Rouhani must hold the meeting with his American counterpart Donald Trump in Tehran on the anniversary of the 1953 coup orchestrated by the CIA to topple Iran’s democratically-elected government.

Gov’t under Pressure to Do More to Stop Rial’s Historic Plunge

The Iranian government is under great pressure to take more steps to normalize what the Central Bank calls “unusual” economic conditions, as the country grapples with a flagging economy and the national currency slides to record lows.

“Negotiating with US after Its Exit from Nuclear Deal Humiliating for Iran”

A member of Iran’s Expediency Council has harshly criticized those who favour Tehran’s direct talks with Washington, saying holding negotiations with the United States after its unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is humiliating for the Iranian nation and government.

“Iran’s Compromise with US Means Death of Islamic Revolution”

Chief-Commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari says any compromise with the United States will be equal to the demise of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Ali Larijani Re-Elected as Iran Parliament Speaker for 11th Time

Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday elected Ali Larijani as the speaker of the parliament for 11th consecutive year.

Reformist MPs May Nominate Aref as Parliament Speaker

A member of the Iranian Parliament’s reformist faction says they will introduce their contenders for seats of the parliament’s presiding board on Tuesday, a day before the annual elections in which senior reformist Mohammad-Reza Aref will probably run for the post of the speaker.

“Iran Needs Revolutionary President Who Can Take High Risks”

Iran’s political atmosphere today needs a new revolutionary president with a will to take high risks, said Hamid Reza Taraqqi, a senior conservative politician.

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