President to answer questions in Parliament


In an unprecedented move, parliament has summoned and successfully called on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to explain himself in an open session of parliament.

The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reports that ‘President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended the Tuesday morning session of the Iranian parliament to answer questions by a number of representatives over his performance.

He is to answer 10 questions posed by 79 members of the parliament.

Ali Motahari, an MP from Tehran, is to read out the questions in 15 minutes and then President Ahmadinejad has an hour to offer his answers.

The questions include the decisions and performance of President Ahmadinejad’s government on such issues as Tehran underground system, economic growth rate, implementation of the subsidiary plan and cultural budget’.

Although the agency doesn’t state as such, questions also centred on the president’s defiance and recent battles with the Supreme Leader.

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