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Dust particle budget at centre of high-level political fight

The dust storm crisis in Iran has led to a serious dispute between the administration and Parliament, as the Department of the Environment is now accusing Parliament of refusing to assist the administration, adding that the legislative body has even gone ahead and eliminated the budget allotted to fighting the problem of dust particles, which paralyzed numerous cities in Khuzestan in recent weeks. » read more

Gasoline price to rise despite earlier government denial

The Iranian government will increase the price of gasoline by five percent in the coming year. Meanwhile, Parliament has also raised the price of utilities for the new Iranian calendar year, which begins on March 21. » read more

Iran’s budget passes in principle despite controversies

The general provisions of the government budget for the next Iranian calendar year, which begins on March 21, was approved by Parliament despite controversy over the price of oil and just how well the budget represents the “Economy of Resistance” advocated by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. » read more

Government urged to reconsider oil price predictions

The head of Parliament’s Works and Budget Commission says the administration should reconsider the oil price projections in its next budget. » read more

Government says Iran could cope without oil revenue

A spokesman for the Iranian government says the country can be managed without oil. Meanwhile, Iran’s revenues from oil were down by 11 percent in November. » read more

Iran's next budget adjusted for continued sanctions, low oil price

Iran’s Minister of Economics has announced he is prepared to present the country’s budget to Parliament now that the outcome of Iran’s nuclear talks has determined that international sanctions will persist. The budget for the coming year reportedly assumes an oil price of $70 per barrel. » read more

Iranian NGOs have their funding pulled, then restored

The Iranian Parliament’s budget integration commission announced early Sunday that government aid to 51 non-governmental organizations would be scrapped in the new budget, but during the afternoon session, the funding was restored. » read more

Khuzestan MPs return as more MPs slam tight budget

Khuzestan MPs, who resigned from Parliament yesterday to protest the lack of funding for their province in the government’s proposed 2014 budget, returned today after requests from parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani. » read more

Iran’s proposed budget would beef up military, IRGC

The Iranian government’s proposed budget for the new year includes significant funding hikes for the army and the Revolutionary Guards. » read more

Mosques to be exempted from paying utility costs

Despite the rising cost of energy in Iran, Parliament today approved a bill making water, gas and electricity free for mosques, seminaries and centres where the Quran is taught. » read more