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Road ahead Unclear in Aftermath of Tehran Attacks

By Ali Hashem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. To ordinary Iranians, the threat of the Islamic State was never close enough to be thought of as a real concern — until June 7, when the group hit two monumental locations in the […]

Shooting Erupts in Iran’s Parliament

Unknown gunmen attacked the Iranian Parliament on Wednesday as security forces trying to restore security. Earlier reports said exchange of gunfire in a corridor of the parlaiment has injured a security guard in the parliament. Reports suggest that a number of gunmen (possibly three) are involved in the attack. Witnesses say shooting is still being […]

Is Iranian parliament warming up to Rouhani?

By Rohollah Faghihi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. On May 29, Ali Larijani was overwhelmingly re-elected parliament speaker for the third time. However, on a closer look, it appears that moderate President Hassan Rouhani is the victor. The election only featured two […]

Who will be Iran’s Next Speaker of Parliament?

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. With only 25% of deputies in Iran’s current parliament returning to office when their term ends on May 27, the fate of current speaker of parliament Ali Larijani, who has held the position for […]

Iranian Parliament backs Nuclear Deal

Iran’s parliament has approved the deal on its nuclear programme. The official IRNA news agency said the deal was passed with 161 votes in favour, 59 against and 13 abstentions. However, parliament insisted that international inspectors would have only limited access to military sites. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), finalised in July after […]