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Iranian MPs debate parliamentary elections at provincial level

Al-Monitor – As Iran returns to business after the Nowruz holidays, lawmakers are resuming discussions on a controversial draft motion that has the potential to alter parliamentary politics. The proposed bill, which was first brought to the floor by 120 parliamentarians last November, calls for parliamentary elections to be held at provincial levels. At present, constituencies commonly cover towns and cities. …

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Khamenei calls on Iran to learn from devastating floods

Al-Monitor – As non-stop heavy downpours continued to wreak havoc upon Iran, the country’s supreme leader expressed gratitude to the nation for Iranians’ “mobilized efforts” and “spirit of solidarity” in their cooperation with the government-led relief process. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was addressing Iran’s political elite as well as ambassadors from Muslim countries in the capital Tehran March 3, in a traditional speech for …

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Khamenei Tries To Ward Off Potential Public Anger Over Iran Floods

Radiofarda – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told high-ranking civilian officials and military commanders Tuesday evening, April 2, that they should have anticipated damage caused by floods and prepared for it. He said rivers and dams should have been dredged before the floods, construction in the vicinity of rivers should have been banned and cutting of trees should have …

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Pompeo Blames Iranian Regime For Level Of Flood Devastation And Offers Help

Radiofarda – A day after Iran’s foreign minister called U.S. sanctions an impediment to getting aid to flood victims, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday blamed Iran for the level of devastation from major floods, and said Washington was ready to help. Pompeo issued a statement in implicit response to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who on …

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Britain, France, Germany Seek Full UN Report Of Iran Missile Activity

Radiofarda -Britain, France and Germany are accusing Iran of developing missile technology, following recent activities, that they said was inconsistent with a UN resolution, and are calling for a full UN report, according to a letter released Tuesday. The European trio cited Iran’s launch of a space vehicle and the unveiling of two new ballistic missiles in February as forming …

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