Iran’s president has suggested the Islamic Republic could hold a referendum over the country’s nuclear program amid the unravelling deal with world powers and heightened tensions with the United States, Iranian media reported Sunday.
Irak rechazó el comunicado final de la cumbre de la Liga Árabe y recalcó que la seguridad de Irán es de interés para los demás países musulmanes y árabes.
Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson denounces Saudi King Salman's accusations of Tehran meddling in the region.
Bahrain's Minister of Information Affairs Ali bin Mohammed al-Rumaihi said that Iran and its supporters have tried to obstruct the recent parliamentary and municipal elections through many boycott calls.
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.
Iran poured scorn on threatened U.S. sanctions on Tuesday and told European powers to step up and salvage its international nuclear deal - though Germany signaled there was only so much it could do to fend off Washington’s economic clout.
Senior Iranian military and political figures queued up to issue defiant statements a day after Washington threatened “the strongest sanctions in history” if Iran failed to make a series of sweeping changes.
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has begun a diplomatic tour to seek assurances that signatories to a landmark nuclear deal will back it despite its abandonment by the US.
Mr Zarif said on his first stop, China, that he hoped to secure a "clear future design" for the agreement.
The US will re-impose sanctions on Iran and firms dealing with it could be hit, angering signatories like France.
President Hassan Rouhani said he hoped Iran could stay in the agreement.
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.
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.