•  U.S. elections don’t affect Iran's policy toward the U.S.

    U.S. elections don’t affect Iran's policy toward the U.S.

    The following is the full text of a speech delivered on November 3, 2020 by Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, via videoconference on the occasion of the birthday anniversaries of the Holy Prophet of Islam and Imam Ja’far Sadiq (peace be upon them) and which coincides this year with the National Day of Fighting Against Global Arrogance and Unity Week.

  • Why is insulting the Prophet of Islam permissible, but doubting the Holocaust is a crime?

    Why is insulting the Prophet of Islam permissible, but doubting the Holocaust is a crime?

    Following recent flagrant insults to the Holy Prophet of Islam in France, the strong support of the French President and the Cabinet of that country for these malicious actions under the guise of "freedom of expression," and also the role played by that government in spreading Islamophobia, Imam Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, has raised important questions in a message to the French youth. Here is the full text of his message:

  • Light of Holy Prophet(PBUH) cannot be extinguished by enemies plots
  • The US is the US: No Difference between the Two Parties

    The US is the US: No Difference between the Two Parties

    Neither of the two political parties is the U.S. has done anything good for us whenever they held office. On the contrary, they have only done evil. One imposed sanctions, and the other struck our airplane. One attacked our oil platforms, and the other helped our enemies. We are not worried either. By Allah's favor, we are ready to face any possible event.

  • IPRC's Proposal to Counter the US Hostile Measures
The world today is faced with diverse challenging and multifaceted issues which have led to the rising of wider range of new questions and ideas. This developing situation has inevitably made legislative bodies to come up with pressing demands for establishment of academic and research centers/ institutes in order that legislations can be enacted with reliance on expert opinions and studies in response to the current prevailing needs.

Parliaments blessed with such well-versed academic and research mechanisms are distinctively different “in both working procedure and outcome of their work” from the parliaments whose members are engaged in the exercise of parliamentary duties by merely relying on their own experimental and academic potential. This was raison d'être requiring the Islamic Parliament of Iran to pass the legislation for establishment of Islamic Parliament Research Center (IPRC).

Since the first legislature, the Islamic Parliament of Iran sought expert advices on a casual basis when deliberating a bills or motion as parliamentarians mostly relied on their personal understanding and experiences. However, the Parliament Presiding Board, having identified crucial needs of the parliament to research services, decided to set up an independent center entitled "Islamic Parliament Research Center" in late 1992, in order to duly provide parliamentarians with constant fruitful grounds to benefit from expert advices. Legal procedure for the creation of such a center was finalized in 1995.
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