La evacuación del personal diplomático se produce en pleno aumento de tensión entre Washington e Irán, país vecino a Irak y con gran influencia en Bagdad.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei named hardline ally Ebrahim Raisi as head of the judiciary on Thursday, the state news agency IRNA reported.
El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Irán reiteró el martes que el presidente Hassan Rouhani no había aceptado la renuncia del ministro de Relaciones Exteriores Mohammad Yavad Zarif , rechazando los informes en
Three government ministers have retained their posts after facing impeachment at the Iranian Parliament (Majlis).
On Wednesday, the Parliament (Majlis) impeached Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati.
Those submitting the plan for his impeachment had argued that he had failed to properly advance devised development plans, and attached more importance to imported agricultural produce rather than domestic cultivation.
Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi has survived an impeachment bid by the Parliament after securing a vote of confidence from lawmakers.
Akhoundi attended an open session of the Iranian Parliament on Tuesday for his third impeachment since he took the helm in August 2013.
In the session, the minister secured a vote of confidence with 92 lawmakers out of a total of 246 favoring a no-confidence vote, 152 opting against such a vote and 2 abstaining.
The Iranian labor minister has secured a vote of confidence during a hearing session at the Parliament (Majlis) on his alleged mismanagement, as the legislature begins an impeachment process involving three cabinet ministers.
The parliament held a hearing session on Tuesday to discuss the performance of Ali Rabiei, who faced charges of mismanaging unemployment and other government enterprises.
The session began with speeches by six of the protesting lawmakers, and continued with Rabiei’s address in his defense.
El presidente de Irán Mahmud Ahmadineyad ha pedido al líder supremo, el ayatolá Alí Jamenei, que garantice la celebración de elecciones presidenciales y parlamentarias "libres", en una carta abierta en la que también ha reclamado "reformas fundamentales" en los sistemas político y judicial.
Ahmadineyad, cuya última victoria electoral --en 2009-- desató una ola de protestas sin precedentes, dejó paso en 2013 a Hasán Rohani, que asumió la Presidencia con un mensaje aperturista que ha recibido no pocas críticas del ala más dura del régimen de los ayatolás.
Mashhad’s firebrand Friday prayer leader hardline Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda says there is no room in Iran for a referendum, Radio Farda reported on Saturday.
Chiming in with others close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Alamolhoda reacted to President Hassan Rouhani’s suggestion for holding referendum to settle disputes in the Iranian society.
Alamolhoda said that suggesting a referendum is tantamount to supporting a secular democracy.
Alamolhoda stressed that it is only the Supreme Leader who can call for a referendum.
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Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was reportedly arrested in Shiraz city for inciting unrest, Al Arabiya reported on Sunday.
Ahmadinejad, who served as the president of Iran from 2005 to 2013, will be placed under house arrest if Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei grants permission to the authorities to do so, according to Al Arabiya. The news of his arrest has been reported by several news outlets.
The head of Iran's judiciary has sided with proponents of banning religious minorities from local elections while the Rouhani government has reiterated their rights as citizens under the Constitution.
In his October 31 remarks, Chief Justice Sadegh Larijani said that the ban was the Guardian Council's prerogative as the country's highest authority in determining legislative compliance with Islamic principles.