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  Majlis of Iran - Biocrawler
The Majlis (مجلس), which means "The parliament", was the lower house of the Iranian Legislature from 1906 to 1979.
Majlis currently has 290 representatives, changed from the previous 270 seats since the February 18, 2000 election.
Even though the Majlis has been known to voice opposition to both the Pahlavis and Islamic Republic policies, its power is not as great as that of the legislative bodies in the United States.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Majlis_of_Iran   (498 words)

  
  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In contrast with most republics, the effective head of Iran's political establishment is not the president, but rather the Supreme Leader, who is a religious figure selected by an Assembly of Experts.
Despite this, Iran's president fulfills many of the classical functions of a head of state, such as accepting the credentials of ambassadors.
The President of Iran is elected in a national election by universal adult suffrage — suffrage is extended to all 18 years of age or older[1].
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=President_of_Iran   (653 words)

  
  Science Fair Projects - Majlis of Iran
The Majlis (مجلس), which means parliament or assembly in the Arabic language, was the lower house of the Iranian Legislature from 1906 to 1979.
Majlis currently has 290 representatives, changed from the previous 270 seats since the February 18, 2000 election.
Even though the Majlis has been known to voice opposition to both the Pahlavis and Islamic Republic policies, its power is not as great as that of the legislative bodies in the United States.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Majlis_of_Iran   (637 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Majlis of Iran (Persian: مجلس شورای اسلامی, lit.
Before the Islamic Revolution, Majlis was also the name of the lower house of the Iranian Legislature from 1906 to 1979, the upper house being the Senate.
Even though the Majlis is more democratic in nature than other governments in the region, it is not as powerful as the legislative bodies in, for example, the United States.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Majlis_of_Iran   (526 words)

  
 IRAN: Human Rights Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Iran has signed on to a number of international covenants and conventions, and in December, agreed to sign on to the Convention Against Torture.
The EU points to Iran's decision to institute a temporary halt on the punishments of stoning (2002) and amputation (2003) as fruits of its dialogue.
The Majlis Committee 90 has investigated various cases of human rights abuses over 2003 and was especially active in reporting on the circumstances surrounding the arrest and death of Zahra Kazemi.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /foreign_policy/human-rights/background_documents/iran-en.asp   (983 words)

  
 Art of Iran > Contemporary Art
Though the parliament and the constitution were retained as Iran emerged from its first revolution of the 20th century, the spirit of constitutionalism was dealt a serious blow.
Iran declared itself neutral, but Reza Shah, who had established strong cultural and technological ties with Germany, was perceived as problematic by the Allies.
With Iran under virtual occupation by Allied forces, he was forced to abdicate his throne, and his young son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, was crowned as the new king.
www.artofiran.org /contemp.htm   (1812 words)

  
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he said iran had long since suffered from acts of terrorism and added that earlier on the americans and the zionist regime had gone to every length to prove that iran had a hand in the the bomb blast at the zionist embassy in buenos aires, in the crashing of a t.w.a.
the majlis speaker stated that bilateral and multilateral political and economic relations and the crises prevailing in the region came up for discussion and all russian officials expressed readiness to maintain and expand existing ties with iran.
iran along with russia, china and the newly-independent countries of central asia can form the axis of a regional grouping, an idea which was welcomed by boris yeltsin and other russian officials, he told reporters.
www.salamiran.org /Media/IRNA/970415.html   (4225 words)

  
 History of Iran: Constitutional Revolution
The most important task undertaken by the first Majlis was drafting and ratification of the Constitution on December 30th, 1906.
The first Majlis was dissolved before the end of its Term due to Mohammad Ali Shah’s opposition against the Constitutionalists as well as foreign intrigues.
Majlis session could not be held due to lack of quorum.
www.iranchamber.com /history/constitutional_revolution/constitutional_revolution.php   (2509 words)

  
 Iran - The Majlis
The Constitution permits the Majlis to draft its own regulations pertaining to the election of a speaker and other officers, the formation of committees, and the holding of hearings.
The Majlis not only has the responsibility of approving the prime minister and cabinet members but also has the right to question any individual minister or anyone from the government as a whole about policies.
Article 69 stipulates that Majlis sessions be open to the public, that regular deliberations may be broadcast over radio and television, and that minutes of all meetings be published.
countrystudies.us /iran/85.htm   (330 words)

  
 Reformist lawmakers in Iran walk out, then return - The Boston Globe
But the political drama at the Majlis, or parliament, ended quickly, with most of the roughly 120 members who ultimately resigned returning to their seats and continuing their work.
Iran's system of government is an unwieldy mixture of democratic and theocratic institutions, with religious rulers given final authority.
The live broadcast that was carried uninterrupted on Majlis Radio, which routinely broadcasts parliamentary sessions, was a rare glimpse for the Iranian public into the brewing political crisis that the broadcast media has so far censored.
www.boston.com /news/world/articles/2004/02/02/reformist_lawmakers_in_iran_walk_out_then_return   (738 words)

  
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pointing to iranian and turkmen cooperation in the area of oil and gas, niyazov said that during his recent trip to iran he had discussed the acceleration of construction projects of 'goye tapeh' and kard koyu' gas pipelines with the iranian president akbar hashemi rafsanjani.
at the meeting, gulua, who is leading a delegation on a three-day visit to the northern province of iran, called for expansion of cooperation between georgia and the islamic republic of iran.
athens, feb. 20, irna -- first deputy president of iran hassan habibi in his meeting with defense minister of greece said that differences between greece and turkey would have to be solved without the intreference of foreign powers.
www.salamiran.org /Media/IRNA/970220.html   (1545 words)

  
 Majlis of Iran information - Search.com
The Majlis of Iran or Iranian Parliament (locally referred to as the Majlis) (Persian:مجلس, originally an Arabic word for "parliament"), was the lower house of the Iranian Legislature from 1906 to 1979, the upper house being the Senate.
The current speaker of Majlis is Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel, with first deputy speaker Mohammad Reza Bahonar and second deputy speaker Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard.
A new building was built for the Assembly near Baharestan Square in central Tehran, near the old Majlis building that was used from 1906 to 1979.
domainhelp.search.com /reference/Majlis_of_Iran   (575 words)

  
 Iran - WikIran
Britain and the USSR invaded Iran from August 25 to September 17, 1941 and forced the Shah to abdicate in favor of his son, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, whom they hoped would be more supportive of their policies.
Iran is also expanding its trade ties with Turkey and Pakistan and shares with its partners the common goal of creating a single economic market in West and Central Asia.
From 1950 to 2002 the urban proportion of the population increased from 27% to 60%.
www.wikiran.org /w/index.php?title=Iran   (4646 words)

  
 Brief History
Though the parliament and the constitution were retained as Iran emerged from its first revolution of the 20th century, the spirit of constitutionalism was dealt a serious blow.
Iran declared itself neutral, but Reza Shah, who had established strong cultural and technological ties with Germany, was perceived as problematic by the Allies.
With Iran under virtual occupation by Allied forces, he was forced to abdicate his throne, and his young son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, was crowned as the new king.
www.nyu.edu /greyart/exhibits/iran/briefhistory/body_index.html   (1812 words)

  
 â€œThe Sixth Majlis in Iran”
At the same time, Iran's small but significant policy changes and the popular support demonstrated again in municipal elections in 1999 drew the world's focus to the February 2000 parliamentary elections as a critical gauge of the prospects for reform.
Only 27 percent of the new MPs served in the previous Majlis, and it is widely understood that many of the leaders of the IIPF and the 2nd of Khordad Front are considered too provocative to serve as speaker, for reasons of both politics and social position (i.e., they are not members of the clergy).
These changes reflect the relative youth of Iran's population; two-thirds of its citizenry is too young to remember the revolution itself, and through their votes, they are rapidly and dramatically shifting the center of political gravity in the Islamic Republic.
www.alienjavi.com /articles/majlis.htm   (3361 words)

  
 Iran the Majlis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Constitution permits the Majlis to draft its own regulations pertaining to the election of a speaker and other officers, the formation of committees, and the holding of hearings.
The Majlis not only has the responsibility of approving the prime minister and cabinet members but also has the right to question any individual minister or anyone from the government as a whole about policies.
Article 69 stipulates that Majlis sessions be open to the public, that regular deliberations may be broadcast over radio and television, and that minutes of all meetings be published.
www.country-studies.com /iran/the-majlis.html   (322 words)

  
 Green Party of Iran - News
Summary: The inequalities of income distribution in Iran are such that the consumption share of the one percent high income group of the society is nearly 1.4 times as many as that of the 20 percent poor class of the society.
In views of many development theoreticians, inequality is inherent in the process of development and this inequality increases the possibility that in countries in which there exist an unjust distribution of incomes and which are dependent on external resources, the benefits of growth may be distributed unequally during their development process.
But in Iran, the lack of a successful social security system has caused this group of society not to be able to make both ends meet without taking on a second or third job.
www.iran-e-sabz.org /news/unemployment3.html   (2632 words)

  
 JURIST - Iran: Iranian Law, Legal Research, Human Rights
All legislation passed by the Majlis shall be sent to the GC for evaluation.
Co-existing with the Majlis is the Regime's Expediency Council (REC) or Majma-e- Tashkhis-e- Maslehat-e- Nezam.
A case is sent to the REC when the Majlis is unable satisfy the GC even after review of the offending law.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /world/iran.htm   (2131 words)

  
 Iran Focus-News
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 11 - A man was hanged on Sunday in the volatile province of Sistan-va-Baluchistan, south-eastern Iran, state media reported.
AFP: Iran's new chief nuclear negotiator Said Jalili is set to meet EU foreign policy head Javier Solana later this month in a new bid to resolve the international standoff over Tehran's atomic drive.
AFP: Iran and Pakistan have finalised a contract for a multi-billion-dollar gas export deal scheduled to be signed within a month, the Iranian oil ministry's news service Shana on Saturday.
www.iranfocus.com /modules/news   (1436 words)

  
 Inauguration of Iran’s majlis
Twenty-one years after the victory of the Islamic revolution, Iran has matured politically and is ready to move to the next stage, although there is a feeling in some quarters that this is being done at the expense of its Islamic revolutionary credentials.
Iran is not a poor country; it earns billions in oil revenues annually.
If Iran wishes to maintain its Islamic identity — and there is no doubt that it does since this is something its leadership and people have repeatedly affirmed — then there can be no normality of relations with the US to which Tehran can return.
www.muslimedia.com /ARCHIVES/world00/iran-majlis.htm   (1456 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: Middle East News - US sends the wrong messages to Iran
Ritter, who has visited Iran in the recent past, is convinced that Iran is prepared to inflict pain on the US and its allies in the region in response to any such military strike, inviting more punishing blows by the US.
Alas, Iran is seemingly drawing its own lessons from the North Korea situation, that is, the ceaseless manipulation of UN machinery by "the hegemonic powers", to paraphrase President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.
Iran has made a renewed effort to resurrect the nuclear talks, receiving timely backing from Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who has explicitly stated that there is no IAEA finding that Iran's nuclear program represents a threat to world peace and security.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/HJ25Ak01.html   (1839 words)

  
 Iranian Parliament Library
The first Majlis was dissolved before the end of its Term due to Mohamad Ali Shah’s opposition against the Constitutionalists as well as foreign intrigues.
Independent majlis representatives were harassed, intimidated and even assassinated in order to have the Minister of War, Reza Khan, installed to the throne.
While Iran had declared its neutrality, Soviet Union and Britain blatantly disregarded it and sent in their troops into Iran under the pretext of supposed Reich influence in Iran.
www.majlislib.com /PARLIAMENTPREISLAMICE.HTM   (2374 words)

  
 IranExpert: The Chalabi case: what does it imply for Iran?
Fourthly, the rise of the military and paramilitary wing in Iran (Iran Focus, 17:6, June 2004, 1) could be symbolically compared to the prevalence of the Pentagon foreign policy mindset in Washington.
Iran's recent offensive course of action in foreign policy can be understood in the context of the combination of national, regional and international challenges that Tehran is facing.
At the same time, Iran will not give in to GCC provocations in order to prove that Tehran's regional ambitions are not threatened by US unilateralism in the region, and that GCC states could not seize the opportunity to their own ends.
www.iranexpert.com /2004/foreignpolicy1august.htm   (2804 words)

  
 Speaker: Majlis to revise Iran's relations with IAEA, if UNSC approves resolution - Irna
Majlis Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel said here Saturday that if pressures on Iran continues and the UNSC passes any resolution or adopt any other policy except continued
According to the Public Relations Department and Press Bureau of Majlis, Haddad Adel said it seems that UNSC might issue a resolution against Iran for its peaceful nuclear dossier under pressures of some countries.
The Majlis Foreign Policy and National Security Commission has ratified a bill authorizing Tehran to revise its relations with IAEA in case of any pressure, he said, adding that if they put pressure on Iran, the bill will be debated in Majlis.
www.irna.com /en/news/view/line-24/0612236416174745.htm   (244 words)

  
 Iran Government - BestIranTravel.com
The Supreme Leader of Iran is responsible for delineation and supervision of "the general policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran".
All Majlis candidates and all legislation from the assembly must be approved by the Council of Guardians.
According to article seven of Iran's Constitution, these local councils together with the Parliament are "decision-making and administrative organs of the State".
www.bestirantravel.com /culture/government.html   (693 words)

  
 Iran
The Constitution declares the "official religion of Iran is Islam, and the doctrine followed is that of Ja'fari (Twelver) Shi'ism." The Government restricts freedom of religion.
The Constitution declares the "official religion of Iran is Islam and the doctrine followed is that of Ja'fari (Twelver) Shi'ism." All laws and regulations must be consistent with the official interpretation of the Shari'a (Islamic law).
In April 2004, Sunni Majlis representatives sent a letter to Supreme Leader Khamene'i decrying the lack of Sunni presence in the executive and judiciary branches of government, especially in higher-ranking positions in embassies, universities, and other institutions.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2005/51599.htm   (6073 words)

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