Friday, September 20, 2019 06:28

Iranian parliament

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

MPs seek names of bribe-takers in previous Parliament

A number of Iranian MPs have called on the heads of Parliament and the judiciary to publish the list of representatives in the eighth Iranian Parliament who received bribes from Mohammadreza Rahimi, the former vice president who has now been convicted of corruption. » read more

Iran set to cancel Geneva pact if new sanctions emerge

Iranian Parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission has announced it is preparing a bill to cancel the Geneva nuclear agreement if new sanctions are imposed against Iran. » read more

MPs slam Zarif for walking with U.S. state secretary

A number of Iranian MPs have challenged foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for strolling with his U.S. counterpart in the streets of Geneva. » read more

MPs lodge complaint against Motahari

Fifty Iranian MPs have filed a complaint with the Supervisory Board of Representatives against Ali Motahari, the outspoken Tehran representative who has been very critical of the house arrest of MirHosein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard with no judicial proceedings. » read more

MP complains of thwarted speech about house arrests

Two days after Parliament fell into turmoil when Tehran representative Ali Motahari took the stand to speak out against house arrests, Motahari has issued a statement condemning his treatment in Parliament. This comes as a number of MPs announced their plan to hold a demonstration against Motahari following this week’s Friday Mass Prayers. » read more

Parliament erupts over talk of detained opposition leaders

Iranian Parliament fell into turmoil when Ali Motahari stood up to question the house arrest of MirHosein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard, and the session was finally brought to an end by the order of the deputy speaker. » read more

MPs grill Foreign Minister about nuclear talks

Iran’s Foreign Minister defended his ministry’s achievements on Tuesday January 6, telling Parliament that the nuclear negotiations have halted the growth of international sanctions. » read more

Parliament endorses extension for nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reported to Parliament on the nuclear talks with the 5+1. On Saturday November 29, Zarif appeared in Parliament to report on the details of the talks and respond to a number of questions from MPs. » read more

Parliament votes down fourth candidate for science minister

Iranian Parliament has once again rejected President Rohani's candidate to lead the Ministry of Science and Technology, voting 171 to 70 against his appointment on Tuesday November 18. » read more