GC rejects bill on forming Commerce Ministry

Financial Tribune – The Guardians Council–a watchdog body that ensures laws are in line with the Iranian Constitution and the Islamic law–has found the parliament-approved bill on establishing a Commerce Ministry to be against articles 85 and 133 of the Iranian Constitution and sent it back to Majlis for reconsideration, Abbasali Kadkhodaei, the council’s spokesman, was quoted as saying by Otaghiranonline.ir.

On Sept. 25, Iranian parliamentarians agreed in principle to the formation of Commerce Ministry–with 132 votes in favor and 78 against while eight abstained from voting–by splitting the current Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade.