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  • MPs submit motion to form North Isfahan Province 2019-03-11 22:28

    MPs submit motion to form North Isfahan Province

    TEHRAN – In an open session of the parliament on Monday, the presiding board acknowledged receipt of a motion which proposes to form North Isfahan Province.

  • Government says favors provincial parliamentary polls 2019-03-04 21:40

    Government says favors provincial parliamentary polls

    TEHRAN – Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs Hossein-Ali Amiri said on Monday that the administration is in favor of a bill that changes parliamentary elections from local to provincial levels.

  • parliament 2019-03-03 20:15

    Iranian parliament votes to ban serving as MP for more than three terms in a row

    TEHRAN - Iran’s parliament approved on Sunday a bill according to which MPs will not be allowed to run for parliament after three terms in a row.

  • جلسه علنی مجلس شورای اسلامی 2019-02-26 11:41

    United voice against Zarif resignation

    Iranian parliament wants Zarif to stay in his job

    TEHRAN – In a letter to President Rouhani on Tuesday, 135 MPs asked President Rouhani to seriously reject resignation by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

  • Sukuk 2019-02-20 20:59

    Parliament allows oil ministry to issue up to $3b of Sukuk

    TEHRAN- According to the latest ratification of the parliament, Iranian oil ministry is permitted to issue up to $3 billion of sharia compliant bonds, known as Sukuk, Shana reported on Wednesday.

  • Iran, Iraq discuss parliamentary ties 2019-02-05 20:23

    Iran, Iraq discuss parliamentary ties

    TEHRAN – Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker, has met with a number of Iraqi officials to discuss parliamentary ties.

  • MPs praise Air Force war games 2019-02-03 22:32

    MPs praise Air Force war games

    TEHRAN – 223 members of the Iranian parliament have lauded the Air Force for holding Fadaian-e Harim-e Velayat (Defenders of Velayat Sanctuary) drills in central Iran.

  • Majlis approves $47m for releasing prisoners of unintentional crimes  2019-01-29 21:32

    Majlis approves $47m for releasing prisoners of unintentional crimes 

    TEHRAN — Iranian parliament, Majlis, has approved 2 trillion rials (nearly $47 million) to be earmarked for releasing prisoners of unintentional crimes with the priority given to female prisoners, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday. 

  • shamkhani 2019-01-26 16:40

    MP says Shamkhani not favoring CFT

    TEHRAN – An MP has claimed that Supreme National Security Council secretary Ali Shamkhani in a closed session of the parliament has clearly said that joining the CFT is not beneficial to Iran.

  • gasoline subsidy 2019-01-21 20:19

    Parliament body suggests $11 gasoline subsidy for each Iranian

    TEHRAN- In its recent plan, Iran’s Parliament Research Center has suggested the government to allocate 480,000 rials (about $11.4) of cash subsidies, the present price for 24 liters of gasoline, to each individual Iranian monthly, Jam-e-Jam daily reported on Monday.

  • Lawmakers amend soil protection bill 2019-01-20 22:40

    Lawmakers amend soil protection bill

    TEHRAN – In order to gain the approval of the Guardian Council, the parliamentarians on Sunday gave their seal of approval to amend an article of a bill against soil smuggling.

  • Be on the horns of a dilemma: Water transfer from Caspian Sea to central Iran  2019-01-11 21:23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou  

    Be on the horns of a dilemma: Water transfer from Caspian Sea to central Iran 

    TEHRAN— Water transfer from Caspian Sea in northern Iran to the central province of Semnan has been a controversial scheme which has put many on the horns of the dilemma.

  • Rouhani submits budget bill to Majlis 2018-12-25 14:47

    Rouhani submits budget bill to Majlis

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented the 17.03 quadrillion rials (about $405.4 billion) national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1398 (starts on March 21, 2019) to the Majlis on Tuesday. Tehran Times / Majid Asgaripour

  • budget bill 2018-12-22 20:17

    Next year’s budget bill to be submitted to parliament in 10 days

    TEHRAN- The Head of Budget and Planning Organization Mohammad Baqer Nobakht announced on Saturday that the budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1398 (starting on March 21, 2019) will be submitted to the parliament on December 30, 2018 or January 1, 2019, Tasnim news agency reported.

  • Hamid Pourmohammadi 2018-12-18 21:40

    Next year’s budget bill to be submitted to parliament as soon as possible

    TEHRAN- Deputy head of Iran’s Budget and Planning Organization told reporters on Tuesday that the prepared budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year (starting March 21, 2019) will be submitted to the parliament as soon as possible, IRIB reported.

  • Isfahan MPs slated to meet Nobakht, Larijani 2018-12-18 21:38

    Isfahan MPs slated to meet Nobakht, Larijani

    TEHRAN – Representatives of Isfahan province were scheduled to meet Budget and Planning Organization chief Mohammad Baqer Nobakht and Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani later on Tuesday.

  • statement 2018-12-08 20:34

    Parliament speakers of six Asian states condemn Chabahar terrorist attack

    TEHRAN – Parliament speakers of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, China and Iran issued a joint statement at the end of an anti-terrorism conference in Tehran on Saturday condemning the terrorist attack in Chabahar, a port city in southeastern Iran.

  • MPs not interested in impeaching Zarif: lawmaker 2018-12-02 21:16

    MPs not interested in impeaching Zarif: lawmaker

    TEHRAN – Head of the Independents faction in parliament said on Sunday that members of different parliamentary blocs have not shown much interest in impeaching Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

  • Impeaching Zarif ‘not desirable at all’: Aref 2018-12-01 21:29

    Impeaching Zarif ‘not desirable at all’: Aref

    TEHRAN – The chairman of the pro-reform Hope faction in the parliament has criticized the motion to impeach Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, saying the impeachment at the current situation is “not desirable at all”.

  • zarif 2018-11-05 21:42

    Zarif says ‘JCPOA is still strong’

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that he had dreams of a better nuclear deal than the current one, officially called as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Parliamentary committee votes to oust Tehran mayor 2018-11-04 22:03

    Parliamentary committee votes to oust Tehran mayor

    TEHRAN – Members of the Majlis Social Committee voted on Sunday against a reinterpretation of Article 1 of the law banning employment of the retired officials, and as a result Tehran’s mayor must be laid off, committee’s vice chairman said.

  • rouhani 2018-10-27 20:32

    Rouhani: Recent developments a ‘unique’ victory for Iranians

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has termed as “unique” Iran’s political developments in recent months.

  • ‘Govt. didn’t consult Hope faction on new ministers’ 2018-10-22 09:46

    ‘Govt. didn’t consult Hope faction on new ministers’

    TEHRAN – A member of the presiding board of the Hope parliamentary faction has criticized the Rouhani administration for not seeking the faction’s advice before proposing new ministers to the parliament for approval.

  • ‘Reformers might endorse Larijani for president in 2021’ 2018-10-18 08:34

    ‘Reformers might endorse Larijani for president in 2021’

    TEHRAN – Yadollah Tahernejad, a reformist politician, has said should the reformists come to the conclusion that Iranian people’s livelihood would be better off under a President Ali Larijani, they would endorse him for the post in 2021 election.

  • MP names two possible candidates to replace Akhoundi 2018-10-14 09:05

    MP names two possible candidates to replace Akhoundi

    TEHRAN – Head of the Majlis Construction Committee has named Mashhad mayor and Tehran deputy mayor as two possible candidates to replace Transport and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi.

  • Parliamentary team to attend IPU Assembly 2018-10-12 21:30

    Parliamentary team to attend IPU Assembly

    TEHRAN – An Iranian parliamentary delegation will attend the IPU Assembly (formerly known as the Inter-Parliamentary Conference), which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on October 14-18.

  • MP: EU renews call for opening office in Tehran 2018-10-08 20:25

    MP: EU renews call for opening office in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh has said European ambassadors to Iran have renewed calls for opening a European Union office in Tehran.

  • Majlis committee to host 28 European diplomats 2018-10-01 08:23

    Majlis committee to host 28 European diplomats

    TEHRAN – The Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee is set to host a meeting on Monday with ambassadors of 28 European countries to Iran, the committee chairman said on Sunday.

  • ‘Parliament, Expediency Council regard FATF off the subject’ 2018-09-26 23:50

    ‘Parliament, Expediency Council regard FATF off the subject’

    TEHRAN – Mohsen Rezaee, secretary of the Expediency Council, has said the issue of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is no more a subject of discussion in the parliament and the Expediency Council.

  • Bill to protect rangers to come before parliament 2018-09-26 20:28

    Bill to protect rangers to come before parliament

    TEHRAN — A bill to uphold the rights of rangers will come before the Majlis [Iranian parliament], Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.