Branches of Power Must Work Together to Tackle Difficulties

Members of parliament, the government and the judiciary, as well as all other institutions, must act in accordance with the gravity of their managerial responsibility, the Leader said
Branches of Power Must Work Together to Tackle Difficulties
Branches of Power Must Work Together to Tackle Difficulties

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the difficulties and complications of managing a country in the current critical international conditions, calling on all branches of power to acknowledge their important position and cooperate closely with one another. 
“Members of parliament, the government and the judiciary, as well as all other institutions, must know what grave and important management they are engaged in and act accordingly,” he said in an address to lawmakers on Wednesday, reported.
He said the whole world is in a special situation today for different reasons, including hostile competition among world powers, growing military threats and war near Europe, the pandemic and food crises across the globe, among others.
“Under these circumstances, management of countries have become more difficult and complicated,” he said.  
Besides these international conditions, Iran faces other challenges of its own due to the fact that it has put forward a new model of governance known as religious democracy, which has upset the dominant powers’ arrangements, according to the Leader. 
“Because of adopting this model of country management, Iran is in constant challenge with world powers in various dimensions,” he said, adding that the Islamic Republic has stood against all these hostilities and is achieving progress and success.  
“It is essential to identify both vulnerabilities and capabilities and take care not to make a mistake because the enemy is pinning more hope on our errors than its own abilities.”


Alignment With Revolution 

Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the importance of parliament as one of the main pillars of managing state matters, hailing the present legislature’s alignment with the Islamic Revolution. 
“People selected representatives whose positions were aligned with the revolution’s standards,” he said, noting that a movement toward the ideals of the Islamic Revolution is in the interest of the country and will help address its shortcomings. 
He laid down several criteria for such “revolutionary” lawmaker, such as maintaining a simple lifestyle and avoiding luxury while assuming this position and having a sense of responsibility in approving laws. 
Such parliamentarian must also be a popular character, according to the Leader, should interact with the people and listen to their views and provide clear explanation when their demands cannot be met. 
Adherence to the Constitution, prioritizing major issues of the country, avoiding discrimination and corruption and intimate cooperation with other branches of power were among other qualities he mentioned. 
A revolutionary lawmaker is on the side of the public, but would not get carried away with popular trends, he said.   
“When opposition is logical, accept it, but otherwise, commotion in opposition to the Majlis and law must not prevent you from fulfilling your duty.” 
It is also important that the Majlis sets laws with a comprehensive and long-term view and avoid drawing up legislation for trivial temporary matters, according to the Leader. 
He called on parliament to also consider the reverberations of their measures across the media. 
“Failing to explain properly to the people, would prepare the ground for a storm against the law and make you refrain from approving it.”  

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