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Majlis Presiding Board set to meet Rohani
Tehran, June 18, (ICANA) – Senior Iranian lawmaker Hossein Sobhaninia on Wednesday announced that members of the presiding board of the Iranian parliament (Majlis) are set to meet with President-elect Hassan Rohani.
Larijani congratulates Iran’s progress to WC 2014
Tehran, June 18, (ICANA) – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani on Tuesday praised Iran’s soccer team’s historic victory over South Korea in the final round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Asia region.
Naderan voices principlist MPs full preparedness to cooperate with Rohani
Tehran, June 18, (ICANA) – Senior Iranian lawmaker Elyas Naderan says that principlist members of Iran’s parliament are fully determined to cooperate with the new government led by Hassan Rohani which is set to take office in August.
Boroujerdi reelected as NSFPC chairman
Tehran, June 18, (ICANA) – Senior Iranian lawmaker and experienced diplomat Alaeddin Boroujerdi was reelected as chairman of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran’s Majlis (parliament).
Mohammad Saleh Jokar:
Imposing no-fly zone over Syria against international law
Tehran, June 18, (ICANA) – Member of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Saleh Jokar says that Western government’s efforts to impose no-fly zone in Syria would be a blatant violation of international law.
Ahmadinejad summoned over ‘legal’ not personal issues
Tehran, June 18, (ICANA) – Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has dismissed as “mischief” recent reports implying that the court order recently issued to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to appear before court was based on personal issues between the two heads of government branches.
Rohani victory to hinder US military scenario
Tehran, June 17, (ICANA) – Head of the international affairs Commission of Russia’s lower house of parliament Alexei Pushkov says that the victory of reformist candidate Hassan Rouhani in Iran's presidential election will make it harder for the United States to opt for a military action against Tehran.
Turkey, West’s main port for exporting terrorism to Syria
Tehran, June 17, (ICANA) – Member of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hojattollah Souri says that the government of Turkey has made its territory a safe haven for terrorists fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Saudi’s suppression won’t save monarchy from collapse
Tehran, June 17, (ICANA) – Member of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ahmad Shohani says that Saudi Arabian government’s suppression of protesters won’t prevent its fall and the monarch regime will sooner or later collapse in the face of growing popular demands.
Larijani hails high voter turnout in presidential elections
Tehran, June 17, (ICANA) – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Monday praised massive turnout for presidential elections held nationwide on Friday, saying it led to promotion of might and glory of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
MPs announce readiness to help Rohani carry out plans
Tehran, June 17, (ICANA) – Iranian lawmakers have congratulated the country’s president-elect on his victory in the June 14 election, saying they are ready to fully cooperate with Hassan Rohani to help carry out his plans.
Lebanese parliament speaker congratulates president-elect Rohani
Tehran, June 16, (ICANA) – Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri extended his and Lebanese lawmakers’ congratulations to Hassan Rohani on his landslide victory in June 14 presidential elections.
Seyyed Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi Fard:
High turnout in election shows nation's strong bonds with leader
Tehran, June 16, (ICANA) – First Vice-Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Seyyed Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi Fard stressed that participation of nearly three quarters of the Iranian people in the Friday presidential election indicated their deep bonds of affection and admiration for Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
Larijani meets president-elect Rohani
Tehran, June 16, (ICANA) – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani on Sunday met with Iran's President Elect Hassan Rohani to express parliament's full preparedness for cooperation with the new government.
High turnout in election improves Iran's position in int'l talks
Tehran, June 16, (ICANA) – Vice-Chairman of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mansour Haqiqatpour says the Iranian people's massive participation in the June 14 presidential election will give Tehran an upper hand in talks with the world powers on different issues.
Majlis speaker felicitates president-elect Rohani
Tehran, June 16, (ICANA) – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani extended a message of congratulation to Hojjatoleslam Hassan Rohani on his landslide victory in June 14 presidential election.
Asafari blasts Facebook, Google as US spying tools
Tehran, June 16, (ICANA) – Member of the Presiding Board of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Hassan Asafari deplored the US spying on the world people through their emails and social network accounts, and said Facebook and Google are Washington's tools to the same end.
RPGs not way to democracy in Syria
Tehran, June 15, (ICANA) – Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says rocket propelled grenades are not the way to establish democracy in Syria, rejecting a military solution to the ongoing crisis.
Leader's crushing remarks against US show Islamic Republic's might
Tehran, June 15, (ICANA) – Head of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei's crushing response to the American officials meddlesome views on Iranian elections displayed Iran's might and power against enemies.
Naqavi Hosseini praises Intelligence Ministry for full security in elections
Tehran, June 15, (ICANA) – Rapporteur of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini appreciated the intelligence ministry forces for their vigilance and efforts to establish thorough security in the country during the Friday elections.
High public turnout in elections to solve many foreign policy problems
Tehran, June 15, (ICANA) – Member of the Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Esmaeil Kowsari says that the spirited public turnout in the Friday elections will help Iran resolve many of its foreign policy issues.
Mohammad Reza Bahonar:
High turnout in election proves nation's trust in Islamic Republic
Tehran, June 15, (ICANA) – Vice-Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Reza Bahonar appreciated the people's massive participation in the 11th presidential election in Iran on Friday, and said such high turnout indicted the nation's trust in the Islamic Republic and Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
High turnout in elections proves support for system
Qom, June 14, (ICANA) – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said here Friday that high turnout in today elections is a symbol of support for the Islamic Republic system.