Rouhani urges Iran’s MPs to cooperate on opening of Parliament

Must Read

Nine girls serve as officers for a day in UP

JHANSI: Nine meritorious girl students topping the board exams were made for one day as top administrative officers of...

Studies show that about 60 percent of cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatments – health

Approximately 60 percent of all cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatment, as estimated by scientists at...

32 Naxalites surrender in Dantewada, four reward Rs 1 lakh – India news

Police said that the four Maoists who surrendered before the Chhattisgarh police in Dantewada district have placed a reward...

Let’s Start this Interesting Article Shared on DesiNew.xyz

Tehran: President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday urged Iranian lawmakers to “cooperate” with his government in a speech during the inaugural session of a parliament election.
The parliament, a legislative chamber shaping the debate in Iran, was closed for six weeks until 7 April as part of measures aimed at stopping the spread of novel coronaviruses.
Iran has been affected by the deadliest outbreak of the Middle East virus. Its toll is more than 7,500 dead and about 140,000 infected.
“I hope that the years that remain in this government, we will cooperate and work together,” Rouhani said in his first address to the newly formed parliament, or Majalas.
A Legislative Assembly election was held in Iran on 21 February and a presidential election is due in about 12 months.
Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the 11th legislature opened up as the country’s economy, gradually normalized by an outbreak of viruses.
In a sign that the fight against the virus was still over, however, one seat was left vacant between each deputy.
But many elected representatives did not wear any masks.
Rouhani, who is in the final year of his second and final term, collectively and individually called on MPs to place “national interest above special interests”, “party interests” or “constituency interests”. .
The liberal president defended the performance of his government, which faced criticism from its conservative and ultra-conservative opponents, who now form a majority in parliament.
For many observers, the record restraint in the February elections reflected people’s displeasure with broken promises.
According to official results, less than 43 percent of voters cast ballots in the election.
Voters abstained after a watchman council dominated by ultra-conservatives, disqualifying many liberal and reformist candidates in the December 21 election.
The signing of an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program in 2015 had created a bright economic future and a ray of hope for the world after years of isolating the country.
But these hopes were dashed before being completely buried in 2018 when US President Donald Trump withdrew from the pact and began re-enforcing sanctions on Iran.
Rouhani again called in his speech “psychological warfare” and “economic and medical terrorism” which he said was the United States fighting against his country.
But he said that the Iranian nation had stood up against the “enemy” and had won its resistance.
The president praised his government’s performance in dealing with the coronovirus outbreak as a source of “great pride”, stating that Iran was “among the countries that succeeded”.
Fartesh Sadhegi, a political journalist from Tehran, doubted that the new parliament would cooperate with the Rouhani government.
“Rouhani again grants olive branch to new parliament, saying he wants friendship rather than confrontation,” he tweeted in English.
“He knows that these rivals cannot be controlled because Ali Larijani did it for him in the last 7 years. God help him!” He said referring to the outgoing Parliament Speaker.

STAY TUNED WITH US FOR MORE INTERESTING CONTENT ONLY ON DESINEW.XYZ

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Nine girls serve as officers for a day in UP

JHANSI: Nine meritorious girl students topping the board exams were made for one day as top administrative officers of...

Studies show that about 60 percent of cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatments – health

Approximately 60 percent of all cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatment, as estimated by scientists at Purdue University. In recent...

32 Naxalites surrender in Dantewada, four reward Rs 1 lakh – India news

Police said that the four Maoists who surrendered before the Chhattisgarh police in Dantewada district have placed a reward of Rs 1 lakh on...

Brexit, Kovid-19 and climate clash to raise UK food prices – World news

Supermarket prices in the UK may begin to rise in the coming months as food supplies are caught by Brexit, Kovid-19 and the triple...

Jack Ma curbs innovations of global financial regulators – Business News

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma criticized global financial regulations for stifling innovation and urged China to seek a system that would accommodate growth."After the...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -