UNITED24 - Make a charitable donation in support of Ukraine!

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Majlis speaker denies any dispute among Iran's power branches

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, March 17, IRNA – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday there is no political dispute between the IRI power branches.

Larijani made the remarks at his press conference, adding “This is the difference of viewpoints, that’s all.”

Asked by an Al Arabiyah television correspondent whether the different viewpoints between the Majlis and government are political, Larijani replied: “If there is any discrepancy between Majlis’s points of view and Iranian government’s, it will be normal.”

“The Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) acts under the Constitution and no dispute comes into its relations with the government,” he added.

He referred to the brotherly relations between the two Iranian power branches and said: “Majlis and President Ahmadinejad share mutual respect for each other.”

“Any country ruled by democracy faces such matters,” he said, adding that Majlis’s attitude about the budget bill was not political.

Majlis deputies rejected an amendment to the next year’s (March 2009-March 2010) budget bill calling for making subsidies on energies objective-oriented.

Some 132 deputies voted against the bill, 102 voted in favor and nine abstained.

Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list