MPs Insistent on Formation of Iran-US Friendship Group

An Iranian lawmaker who devised the plan for the formation of Iran-US parliamentary friendship group said that his proposal is intended to display good intentions of Iranian and American nations. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an open session of the Islamic Consultative Assembly here on Tuesday, representative of Zanjan Seyed Jalal Hosseini said his colleagues have decided not to introduce the proposal to the parliament so as to carry out more studies in this regard.

“Parliaments are civil bodies responsible for defending nations’ rights and their position is different from that of the government,” he reminded.

The MP said that the proposal aims to neutralize the United States’ belligerent policies.

“We have embarked on adopting such a measure in an effort to neutralize the hawkish and belligerent policies of the White House leaders through parliamentary methods and to display the peace-seeking nature and spirit of the Iranians to the world,” he stressed.

“We have already shown our good intentions and this measure comes in continuation of the same trend, we believe that this measure can prevent emergence of new problems,” Hosseini said.

“On the other hand, if certain officials are due to reconcile with the Americans, then why shouldn’t the Iranian and American nations refrain from reconciliation.

“Both parliament and government share views about the fundamental principles and policies of the Islamic Republic ruling system, but there might exist some differences as well,” he continued.

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