Iran's lawmakers have summoned president Hassan Rouhani to parliament to face questions over the collapsing value of the Iranian currency, over stubbornly high unemployment and corruption. Lawmakers have already impeached his labour and economy ministers this month, and are seeking further scalps.
Iran's parliament has approved two nominees by President Hassan Rouhani to head the ministries of energy and higher education.
Iran's parliament voted to allocate $520 million to develop its missile programme to boost the foreign operations of the country's Revolutionary Guards.
Iran has complained to the UN Security Council over the latest US sanctions imposed on Tehran.
Iranian leaders accused the United States and Saudi Arabia of supporting the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran this week.
India and Iran today decided to give a major push to their bilateral ties in all aspects including connectivity for which New Delhi will participate in the upgradation of strategically crucial Chahbahar port.
Israel, widely assumed to have the only nuclear arsenal in the Middle East, is on guard against attacks on its borders and within, notably by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, which is supported by Iran.