Rouhani Presents Cabinet to Parliament for Vote of Confidence

TEHRAN- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has submitted the list of his nominees for ministerial posts to the Parliament (Majlis).

The list, which was presented to the legislature on Tuesday, includes the proposed picks to head 17 out of 18 ministries.

The nominee for the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology is yet to be presented to the Iranian parliament.

President Rouhani has changed eight of his ministers from the former cabinet, according to Press TV.

Some of the ministers who have retained their portfolios in the list are Mohammad Javad Zarif as foreign minister, Bijan Namdar-Zangeneh as minister of petroleum, Mahmoud Alavi as intelligence minister, Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi as minister of health, and Abdul-Reza Rahmani Fazli as interior minister.

Iran Reiterates Support for Regional States' Sovereignty against Terrorist, Rebel Groups

TEHRAN -Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi underlined that his country supports the regional countries' national sovereignty against the terrorist groups and outlaws.

"Iran looks at the regional issues with a good-will view and it has shown in practice too its support for countries' national sovereignty and it has not allowed them to be overthrown by the terrorist and rebel groups," Qassemi said on Monday, Fars News reported.

Rouhani: Zionism, Terrorism Pose Major Threats to Mideast

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Zionism and terrorism are two major threats to the Middle East, calling for resistance against the duo.

In a meeting with Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Tehran on Sunday, Rouhani added that the Islamic Republic would always stand by the Lebanese government, nation and the resistance movement.

IRGC Dismantles Terrorist Group in Northwest Iran, Says Pakpour

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has smashed a terrorist outfit in a northwestern Iranian border area, a senior IRGC commander says, according to Press T.V.

“A terrorist team which sought to enter the country with the purpose of conducting acts of sabotage and terror was dismantled by the IRGC’s Ground Force in a border area in [the Iranian province of West Azarbaijan,” Commander of IRGC’s Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said on Sunday.

Rouhani Sworn in for 2nd Term as Iran President

Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in as Iran's 12th president in the Iranian capital in the presence of the country’s high-ranking officials as well as leaders and senior politicians from around the world.

The inauguration ceremony opened at the Parliament building in Tehran on Saturday with delegates from more than 100 countries, including several heads of state, partaking in it.

Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis arrived of Friday in Tehran to take part in the event.

Addressing the ceremony, Rouhani thanked world leaders and dignitaries for taking part in the swearing-in ceremony.

On Syria, the Iranian president said that solution to the crisis in the country can only be achieved after eliminating terrorism and launching an intra-Syrian dialogue, pointing out that only the Syrian people can decide their future and that all has to accept this.

He reiterated that the only way to eradicate terrorism is the international cooperation, noting that Iran is ready to cooperate with the world leaders to achieve common interests.