Iran’s Leader: MPs enact rules instead of useless confrontations

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei said that taking timely and suitable stances on regional issues by Majlis members would certainly have an effect on the public opinion of the regional nations and countries that are influential in the regional developments. 

“it shouldn’t be objected to the government over any issue, under the pretext of Majlis independence. If MPs have different opinions, they can enact proper laws instead of useless confrontations” addressing members of the country’s new parliament here in Tehran on Wednesday.

He also put emphasis on the great importance of unity and empathy among Iranian officials, Press TV said.

According to Fars News Agency, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who arrived in Tehran today to meet high-ranking Islamic Republic officials, renewed his country’s opposition to unilateral sanctions and threats against Iran.

He stressed that unilateral sanctions against Iran are not constructive and positive.

Previously, he proposed that an international conference on Syria be held with the aim of supporting the peace plan brokered by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, noting, “We want this event to be effective. In order to be effective, all the sides with any influence on the sides in the Syrian conflicts should be represented there. Iran is one such country.

Fars News Agency also reported, a senior Iranian legislator said that the western powers’ view on Iran’s rights is politically tainted, and advised the West to give up playing a political game with Iran since they are “the real loser of this game”.

Addressing an open session of the parliament after Iran’s chief negotiator Saeed Jalili briefed the Iranian lawmakers on the latest developments in Tehran-powers talks, Chairman of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said that the West, the US in particular, is trying to deprive Iran of its right to access peaceful nuclear technologies despite the fact that the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has required the established nuclear states to transfer the nuclear technologies to the other NPT members.