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French Carmaker Signs Deal To Build Citroens In Iran

- French carmaker Peugeot-Citroen (PSA) said it has signed a preliminary agreement with Iranian company SAIPA to produce and sell Citroen cars in the country. In a statement released on July 21, the Paris-based carmaker said PSA and SAIPA will invest more than $330 million over five years. - 7/22/16

Congress Should Let the Boeing Deal Proceed

- Before adjourning for the summer, lawmakers in Congress found time to pass several bills that could imperil one of the most significant global security achievements in many years: the year-old nuclear deal that President Obama struck with Iran. This is not the first time that hard-line Republicans and their well-funded lobby group allies have tried to sabotage the deal... -New York Times Editorial - 7/22/16

Iran planning return to debt markets

- Iran says it is planning a return to the international debt markets in an effort which could help it rebuild public finances that have been battered by a plunge in oil prices. - 7/21/16

Iran's Aseman Airline to get Mitsubishi planes

- Iran says one of its airlines is planning to buy over two dozen planes from Japan's industrial giant Mitsubishi thus confirming earlier reports that a deal to the same effect is in the pipeline. - 7/21/16

US urged to facilitate Iran banking transactions

- The US has been urged by fellow members of the P5+1 group of countries to facilitate banking ties with Tehran through the clarification of transaction channels with the Islamic Republic, a senior Iranian official says. - 7/20/16

Former Iranian Banker Arrested On Corruption Charges

- Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has arrested the former manager of one of Iran's major banks and his deputy over alleged corruption, IRGC affiliated news agencies Fars and Tasnim reported on July 20. - 7/20/16

Europeans keen to invest in Iran's renewable energy sector: EWEA Chief

- Giles Dickson, the CEO of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), said that renowned European companies are keen to invest in Iran's renewable energy sector, especially in wind energy sphere. Dickson made the remarks in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times on the sidelines of the 4th Iran Wind Energy Conference which was held in Tehran on Tuesday. - 7/20/16

Serious signs indicating Iran opening

- Iran says it has started talks with global engineering giants Siemens and Rolls-Royce over power projects - a development that experts say show the country is gradually opening up to investors after the removal of the sanctions. - 7/17/16

First episode of doc series on Iranian entrepreneurs released

- The first episode of "Karestan", a documentary series on Iranian entrepreneurs, was released on Saturday. Director Bahram Azimpur, project manager Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and producer Mojtaba Mirtahmasb attended a screening of the episode entitled "Cotton and Fire" at the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA). - 7/17/16

Iran Plans First Tender to Draw $12 Billion Green Investment

- Iran is planning its first tender for utility-scale renewable-energy projects by year end as it begins a green power build out that could draw $12 billion of investment by the time it's complete. -Bloomberg - 7/17/16

Firms say US Congress blocking Iran plans

- In the wake of the recent anti-Iran bills adopted by the US Congress, global corporate leaders are already complaining that American lawmakers are undermining their plans to approach the vast Iranian market. - 7/16/16

Italy's ANAS to build key highway link in Iran

- ANAS, Italy's state-owned national roads and highway construction company, says it has signed a major deal with Iran to construct what could be a strategic highway connecting one of the country's key ports on the shores of the Persian Gulf to the border point with Turkey. - 7/16/16

US Is Delaying Iran's Return to Global Economic Community

- It is a year on Thursday since Iran and the West struck their historic nuclear deal. It is in deep trouble - and the fault lies with the United States. Iran promised to cut back its peaceful nuclear program. In return Washington undertook to relax its sanctions against Iran and open the way for its return to the global economic community. This agreement, reached in Vienna on 14 July 2015, appeared to bring an end to nearly 40 years of cold war between Iran and the West stretching back to the 1979 Islamic revolution. -Peter Jenkins and Peter Oborne - 7/15/16

One Year On: Why Iran Has Yet To Cash In On Nuclear Deal

- A year ago, the inking of a historic nuclear deal with world powers led some euphoric Iranians to dream of an economic boom and the end of international isolation. Despite the lifting of crippling sanctions that freed billions in assets and removed many obstacles to trade, there are few signs that Iranians have reaped the economic benefits that they had expected from the July 2015 agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. -Frud Bezhan and Hannah Kaviani, RFE - 7/15/16

New Law Reduces Employment Prospects for Women in Iran

- Iran's Parliament has ratified an amended law that reduces the working hours of female employees with certain family obligations by eight hours per week. Although the law requires employers to pay these women full-time wages, rights advocates say the law will harm the employment prospects of women entering the job market and reduce the job security of those already employed, as employers balk at the costs the legislation will incur upon them. - 7/15/16

U.S. House Approves New Sanctions On Iran Over Missiles, Terrorism

- The U.S. House passed two bills imposing new sanctions on Iran for continuing to develop ballistic missiles and denying the Iranian government and banks access to the U.S. financial system and dollars. But Democrats called the GOP bills cynical attempts to score points with grass roots conservative constituents in an election year. - 7/15/16

Iran introduces 12 sectors to foreign investors

- KPMG, the giant global company that provides audit, tax and advisory services, has been quoted by the media as indicating in a report that the target sectors include oil, natural gas, mining and electronics. The KPMG report has estimated the value of potential investments in the 12 sectors at $250 billion. - 7/15/16

Iran reports huge rise in exports to US

- The latest official figures show that there has been a whopping rise in Iran's exports to the United States in the second quarter of 2016. Figures released by Iran's Customs Administration show that Iran exported Rials 300 billion (about $8 million) to the US over the period. The figure marks an 80-fold increase compared to the same period last year when it stood at only Rials 3.8 billion ($0.1 million). - 7/15/16

Caspian Sea legal regime must guarantee littoral states' interests: Iran FM

- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Caspian Sea's legal regime should guarantee that the interests of the littoral states are met in view of the geopolitical developments. Zarif made the remark in a ministerial meeting of the Caspian Sea littoral states in the Kazakh capital of Astana on Wednesday. - 7/14/16

Senate Bill Beefs Up U.S. Sanctions On Iran Over Missiles, Terrorism

- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation to sanction persons involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and require the president to enforce an arms embargo against Tehran. - 7/14/16

Iran to buy planes from Mitsubishi

- Iran has reportedly started talks to purchase planes from Mitsubishi Aircraft - the aviation arm of Japan's industrial giant Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Japan's media say the country's Mitsubishi Aircraft is negotiating with Iran to provide the country with its regional passenger jets that are currently under development. - 7/14/16

Iran says it has regained 80% of its lost oil market share

- Mohsen Qamsari, the director of international affairs of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), has told Bloomberg that Iran's success to regain a major share of its lost market has been materialized through the country's ability to export about 2 million barrels of crude oil per day. - 7/12/16

Iran body approves new oil deals

- An Iranian advisory body has approved the text of the new format of its oil sector contracts after they were put through certain amendments that had earlier been raised by the critics in the country. The seal of approval for the contracts was put by the Resistance Economy Committee, Reuters reported. - 7/12/16

Rivals Trade With Iran, Why Can't we?: Boeing

- American aerospace and defense giant Boeing has criticized a possible ban by Congress on its multi-billion dollar agreement with Iran, saying that all rivaling companies should also withdraw their contracts with Tehran in case the ban is finalized. - 7/11/16

U.S. House Passes Legislation To Block Sale Of Boeing Airliners To Iran

- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation aimed at blocking the sale of Boeing airliners to Iran, a deal that was authorized under Tehran's year-old nuclear deal with world powers. The Obama administration has said it will veto any legislation that undermines the nuclear agreement with Iran. - 7/8/16

Iran plant blaze not act of sabotage: Minister of Petroleum

- Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says a raging blaze at a petrochemical plant in southwest Iran has not been caused as a result of an act of sabotage. The blaze started with an explosion in a key tower of the plant - the tallest in the Middle East. There have also been conflicting reports on the number of casualties. - 7/8/16

U.S. Lawmakers Debating Bills To Prohibit Boeing Sale To Iran

- A U.S. House subcommittee on July 7 will debate legislation aimed at halting Boeing's sale of passenger jets to Iran, in the largest U.S.-Iranian business transaction since 1979. Republicans control majorities in both the House and Senate. Democrats are expected to oppose the legislation and President Barack Obama could veto it, if it passes Congress. - 7/7/16

Lockheed Martin says not looking into Iran

- Global aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp says it will not look to capitalize on the Iranian market thus rejecting earlier reports that it was exploring the possibility of supplying the country with helicopters. - 7/6/16

President Rouhani vows to eradicate misuse of public funds

- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has promised to root out "corruption in the country's administrative and economic system." The president made the remarks in a Monday statement addressed to the nation and in reaction to recent revelations of exorbitant payments made to some high-level managers. - 7/5/16

150-member Italian trade delegation due in Tehran next week

- A 150-member trade delegation, comprised of senior officials and economic activists in various fields will leave the Italian province of Marche for Tehran on July 11 to confer on development of commercial ties with Iranian officials, Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPO) reported on Monday. - 7/5/16

Software AG forays into Iran's IT sector

- Germany's Software AG, a world leader in enterprise Software and solutions, has announced serious plans to venture into the Iranian IT market. The company, the second largest software vendor in Germany and the seventh largest in Europe, says this is part of a strategy to leverage its potential of becoming the fastest-growing IT sector in the Middle East region in the next five years. - 7/4/16

Russia set to fund railway line between Iran, Azerbaijan: Report

- According to Tasnim news agency, head of the press service of Azerbaijan Railways OJSC Nadir Azmammadov, has said that Russian Railways OJSC has discussed the terms of its participation in the financing of the Rasht-Astara (Iran)-Astara (Azerbaijan) railway with the related parties in the Azeri capital, Baku. - 7/4/16

Executives of top Iran fund forced to resign en masse

- President Hassan Rouhani has accepted the mass resignation of those on the board of trustees of Iran's sovereign wealth fund as revelations about high compensation packages at state-owned firms take new casualties - 7/3/16

Iran removes chiefs of 4 banks over 'unusually high salaries'

- The chief executives of four of Iran's major commercial banks have been sacked from their posts for receiving "unconventionally" high salaries. Iranian media reported on Thursday that Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Ali Tayebnia had removed the heads of Bank Mellat, Bank Saderat, Refah Bank and Mehr. - 7/1/16

Iran Takes Steps to Satisfy Banking Watchdog

- On June 24, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) - an intergovernmental body that sets and promotes standards for combating money laundering and terrorist financing - revised its public statement regarding Iran to account for positive steps that Tehran has recently taken to bring itself into compliance with global banking norms. -Tyler Cullis, NIAC - 7/1/16

OFAC elaborates on implementation of the Iran nuclear deal

- John E. Smith, acting director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury Department, has enumerated on the pros and cons of the nuclear deal between Iran and great powers which went into effect in January. - 6/30/16

Foreigners' purchase of Iranian shares near $23m in a month

- "Overseas investors purchased 798 billion rials (about $22.7 million) of shares in Iran's capital market during the third Iranian month of Khordad (May 21- June 20, 2016), a senior official in Central Securities Depository of Iran (CSDI) said. - 6/30/16

Leaked Salaries Cast Iran Officials In Harsh Light, But To What End?

- Simmering anger in Iran's hard-line media over official salaries has forced President Hassan Rohani's administration onto the defensive with a likely reelection bid for the relative moderate on the horizon. - 6/28/16

The Brexit Risk to the Iran Deal

- The vote has certainly made a splash in Iran. Hamid Aboutalebi, Rouhani's deputy chief of staff for political affairs, tweeted that "Brexit is a 'historic opportunity' for Iran" that must be taken advantage of. On the other side of Iran's political aisle, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri has praised the Brexit vote, suggesting that it represents a rejection of American policies. Whatever the logic of these statements, political actors in Iran are clearly watching the Brexit fallout with interest. -Esfandyar Batmanghelidj - 6/25/16

Single-Digit Inflation Rate Achieved In Iran: CBI

- The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has announced that the inflation rate for the 12-month period ended in the last day of the third Iranian calendar month of Khordad (June 20) compared to the same period in the previous year hit 9.7 percent, the Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. - 6/25/16

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Declines Russian Bid To Enlist Iran

- The China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization has refused to enlist Iran, despite a request from Russia. While begun in China, the Asian security bloc has served as a platform for both Moscow and Beijing to project influence in Central and South Asia. But unlike Russia, China is showing some reluctance to give it a strong anti-Western bias. - 6/24/16

Ample grounds for Iran, Netherlands to bolster relations: Zarif

- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hails cordial relations between Iran and the Netherlands, saying there are plenty of grounds for the two countries to strengthen cooperation in a variety of fields." There are many opportunities for bilateral cooperation between the two countries in different fields," Zarif said in a joint press conference with Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders in Amsterdam on Thursday. - 6/24/16

Iran needs 551 airplanes by next 9 years: Transport Minister

- Iran's air fleet needs 551 new airplanes by the Iranian calendar year 1404 (March 2025- March 2026), Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi announced on Wednesday. The Iranian air fleet includes 266 airplanes, 100 of which are grounded due to their old age, Akhoundi told IRNA. - 6/23/16

Iran's economy is running just fine -- if you're a bigwig at a state-owned company

- One Iranian newspaper has dubbed it "Payslip-gate." A series of leaks has exposed astronomical salaries among top executives at state-owned companies in Iran, a sign of persistent inequality in an economy struggling to recover from international sanctions. -Los Angeles Times - 6/23/16

Iran ranks 13th on list of global steel producers

- The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced that Iran's surge in production has pushed the country up on the list of global steel producers. The international trade body for the iron and steel industry has released its latest figures on global production, which shows a solid gain for Iran. - 6/23/16

Major rise in foreign investments in Iran

- The Financial Times says the latest figures show that the volume of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Iran has reached the highest level in years following the removal of sanctions against the country in January. - 6/22/16

PSA Peugeot Citroen signs JV deal with Iran Khodro

- French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen says it has signed a final agreement with Iran Khodro to form a joint venture to produce vehicles in Iran. PSA has announced in a statement that the agreement provides "a crucial milestone" in its cooperation with Iran Khodro. - 6/22/16

Iran Inflation At 25-Year Low

- Iran says its inflation rate has dropped into single digits for the first time in a quarter of a century. Vice President Mohammad Bagher Nobakht told parliament on June 21 that annual inflation fell to 9.5 percent in the Iranian calendar month that ended the day before. - 6/22/16

Boeing confirms sales deal with Iran Air

- US aviation giant Boeing has confirmed a major plane purchase order placed by Iran's flag-carrier airline Iran Air. The Chicago-based manufacturer issued in a statement released by The Associated Press said on Tuesday that it had signed deal with Iran Air "under authorizations from the US government following a determination that Iran had met its obligations under the nuclear accord reached last summer." - 6/21/16

Will FATF Acknowledge Iran's Progress on Its Financial Sector?

- Later this month, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)-an intergovernmental body that sets and promotes standards for combating money laundering and terrorist financing-will issue a new public statement regarding jurisdictions with deficient anti-money-laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CFT) regimes. As has been true since 2007, Iran will likely be identified as such a jurisdiction. -Tyler Cullis - 6/20/16

Buyers eyeing Iran's Esfahan Steel Company

- Esfahan Steel Company, Iran's third-largest maker of the metal, is reportedly seeking buyers amid plans to boost production. Bloomberg says in a report that companies from South Korea and Luxembourg are interested in taking a stake in the company. Iran and the Steel Pensioners' Fund for retired Iranian steel workers want to sell a 73 percent stake, added the report. - 6/20/16

Hill Update: Following the Money in Iran

- On 6/16 Royce (R-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, urging Lew the Treasury Department "to use the influence of the United States to ensure that Iran remains on the list of countries designated by the Task Force as 'high-risk and non-cooperative' jurisdictions for money laundering and terrorist financing." -Lara Friedman, LobeLog - 6/20/16

Iran next to join emerging power SCO: Kazakhstan President

- Iran is next to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) which will officially have India and Pakistan on its roster next week, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said. Leaders of the regional security group, led by China and Russia, will meet for the summit of their leaders in Uzbekistan's capital of Tashkent on June 23 and 24. - 6/18/16

Iran's Judiciary Evades Responsibility for Lashing Sentences against Striking Miners

- After a month-long silence amid widespread condemnation of the decision by Iran's Judiciary to intervene in a local labor dispute and punish 17 protesting mine workers with lashing sentences, the Judiciary's spokesperson has finally spoken out by evading responsibility for the ruling. - 6/18/16

Pro-Israeli sides warn Boeing on Iran deal

- A groundswell of opposition is building among pro-Israeli politicians in the US against Boeing's plans to sell aircraft to Iran. The Chicago-based aerospace giant has reportedly received requests for more information after Iran said on Tuesday it had reached an initial agreement with Boeing for the supply of jetliners. - 6/18/16

Iran, Russia eyeing Sukhoi Superjet joint production deal

- Iran says it is looking into a plan to jointly produce Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) airplanes with Russia - what could take the Islamic Republic to the club of global plane makers if materialized. - 6/17/16

Brexit and What it Means for Britain and for Europe

- On June 23, the British people take part in a rare referendum on whether to stay in the European Union or to leave. Referenda are not vey common in Britain, and apart from its rarity this referendum may decide the fate of Britain for decades to come, and its outcome can also have a profound bearing on other EU states. -Farhang Jahanpour - 6/17/16

Turkey to triple trade with Iran to $30B

- Turkish Customs and Trade Minister Bulent Tufenkci says the country has serious plans to triple trade with Iran to $30 billion "as soon as possible". Tufenkci told Reuters on Thursday that the January removal of sanctions against Iran has already prepared the grounds for Tehran and Ankara to boost the level of their mutual trade. - 6/17/16

Iran-Germany ties benefit whole world: Zarif

- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says cooperation with Germany is beneficial to the Middle East and the rest of the world. Zarif made the remarks during a press conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on Wednesday night. - 6/16/16

Zarif, Kerry meet in Olso to discuss Iran's complaints

- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry have met to discuss the implementation of last year's nuclear accord and obligations in its implementation. The 70-minute closed-door talks in a downtown Oslo hotel on Wednesday touched on Iran's complaints that it's not getting the sanctions relief it deserves under the agreement. - 6/15/16

Iran deal allows for sales of passenger planes: U.S. State Department

- The spokesman of the US State Department says Iran's historic nuclear agreement with the permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany (P5+1) allows Western jet manufacturers to trade with Tehran. His comments followed reports that Iran had reached an agreement with Boeing Co. for the supply of jetliners after months of negotiations. - 6/15/16

Zarif, Mogherini exchange ideas on sidelines of Oslo Forum: JCPOA under scrutiny

- Top foreign policy decision-makers of Iran and EU sat together on the sidelines of the Oslo Forum 2016 to clear away obstacles hindering full implementation of the nuclear deal. Participating in the meeting were Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini with other senior diplomats. - 6/15/16

US has to do more on nuclear deal: Iran

- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a news conference in Norway on Tuesday that Iran had yet to feel gains from a July nuclear agreement with the West and other parties. "I believe the United States on paper has removed all the sanctions," Zarif said in a joint news conference with EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Oslo. - 6/14/16

Women to hold 45% of labor market share in Iran by 2026: Official

- By the next ten years about 45 percent of the Iranian labor market will be in the hands of women, Moslem Khani, an advisor to the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare said in Tehran on Monday. - 6/14/16

Anti-Iran hostilities to continue despite nuclear deal: FM Zarif

- Iran's foreign minister says the nuclear deal reached last year with the P5+1 group of world powers does not guarantee an end to all hostilities against the Islamic Republic. Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks on Sunday as he attended a parliament session in Tehran to brief lawmakers on the results of the nuclear deal reached in July last year. - 6/12/16

Hardliners: The Real Barrier to Iran's Economic Revival

- Despite these international realities, Iran's hardliners continue to mortgage Iran's economic and political future by insisting on policies that, even if they had some obscure justification in the past, have become obsolete in the changed world. This unrealistic, or even surrealistic, aspect of Iranian politics was in full display during ceremonies marking the recent anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Khomeini. -Shireen T. Hunter - 6/10/16

States Cast Shadow over Iran Nuclear Deal

- For anyone who has forgotten that states occasionally conduct their own foreign policy, welcome to the latest potential battleground for implementing the Iran nuclear agreement. Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia have some form of Iran sanctions measures on their books. These sanctions are an important and often-overlooked obstacle to improved U.S.-Iran relations. -Jo-Anne Hart, LobeLog - 6/10/16

Iran's broken financial system

- The Iran nuclear deal was destined to be controversial in its negotiation, conclusion and implementation. Nowhere is the deal more complex than in the area of sanctions relief. But blaming sanctions for the failure of a windfall for Iran to materialize -- as critics and supporters alike are saying -- misplaces attribution and undermines prospects for the deal's success. -Elizabeth Rosenberg and Richard Nephew, Politico - 6/10/16

Iran's Hidden State: Here's What Every Investor Needs to Know

- Among the charitable foundations that dominate Iran's economy, the most prominent is the custodian of the Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad. Rooted well before the revolution, the foundation known as Astan Quds Razavi has expanded into industries from agriculture and livestock farming to real estate, construction, mining, transportation, medicine and energy. AQR reportedly owns 43% of the city of Mashhad and 90% of the arable land in Khorasan Province, where it is located - though it also has properties all over the country. -Natela Outtier - 6/9/16

U.S. Said to Rebuff EU Bid to Shield Banks on Iran Sanctions

- European Union governments have hit a wall with the U.S. in attempts to shield banks and companies that do business with Iran from the threat of financial sanctions. -Bloomberg - 6/9/16

Want to Invest in Iran? Here's What You Need to Know Before You Go

- As a three-decade program of American sanctions against Iran nears its end, Natela Outtier visited Tehran for a close-up look at some of the hidden hazards in this evolving market. - 6/8/16

New Iranian Bill Aims to Keep Women Out of Workforce

- A bill that would reduce the working hours of female employees, which was passed in the last days of Iran's outgoing Parliament on May 10, 2016, is as an attempt by the state to "bring the 'out-of-control half of society' back under its control," a women's studies expert told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. - 6/7/16

Jump in foreign investments in Iran's OTC

- Iran's media have reported a major rise in foreign investments made in the so-called over-the-counter (OTC) market or better known in Tehran as Fara Bourse. The English-language newspaper said in a report on Monday that the OTC has already attracted Rials 2 trillion (about $57.7 million) in foreign investment so far in the current Iranian calendar year (started 20 March). - 6/7/16

Iran Air eyeing 'historic' deal with Boeing

- Iran Air, the national flag carrier airline of the Islamic Republic, says it is discussing what is seen as a "historic aircraft purchase deal" with global aviation giant Boeing. Iran Air CEO Farhad Parvaresh has told Reuters that serious talks with Boeing to the same effect are underway, expressing hope that these would lead to an agreement sometime soon. - 6/7/16

Iranian female MPs to focus on empowering breadwinner women

- Implementing a comprehensive plan aimed at empowering women heads of families is the priority of female members of the parliament, MP Soheila Jelodarzadeh said here on Saturday. - 6/7/16
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