Reuters: Iraq’s election could yet be won by Iran
Reuters reports on 11 June 2018 that the battle to determine the composition of the next Iraqi government has not yet been won, but Iran could secure a strategic victory in the face of lackluster engagement by the United States. Senior U.S. foreign policy officials are distracted by the upcoming summit with North Korea, while those assigned to push back against Iranian influence are solely focused on re-imposing sanctions – failing to appreciate the significance of this potential turning point for Tehran’s regional influence.
Larijani Parliament Speaker for 10th consecutive year
Elections by the Parliamentary Assembly of Iran took place Wednesday morning with 279 MPs. In the second round of voting, incumbent Ali Larijani was re-elected with 147 votes for the third year of the 10th Parliament for the 10th consecutive year.
Hezbollah wins Lebanon elections
Although the Lebanese parliamentary election results have not been finalized, but it seems none of the parties have an absolute majority in parliament and must form a coalition with other factions in order to decide the election of the parliament speaker and prime minister, give the new cabinet the vote of confidence, and other issues requiring a two-thirds majority vote.
Zarif responds to Tillerson peculiar remarks
Iran’s top diplomat has responded to US Secretary of State with three tweets regarding his latest peculiar remarks.
New Zealand MP of Iranian origin
Golriz Ghahraman is New Zealand’s new MP of Iranian origin. She has spoken of Trump in her first words.
People’s role in electing Iran officials
In the IR of Iran, People play an important part in selecting their officials. The political system of Iran (Islamic Republic) was approved in 1979 by a 98% vote of the population.
Three women appointed to Iranian Cabinet
The President of Iran has issued orders appointing three women, two president deputies and one aid, for citizen rights affairs.