Leader Outlines Features of a Popular Parliament  

Leader Outlines Features of  a Popular  Parliament  Leader Outlines Features of  a Popular  Parliament  

The Leader of Islamic Revolution outlined the characteristics of a popular parliament in the Islamic Republic, warning of the West’s subversive plots to divide the nation into supporters and opponents of a pro-government Majlis ahead of Friday’s elections.

“An attempt by outsiders is underway to polarize the society by promoting the false idea of a division between advocates of a pro-government and an anti-government parliament … that a part of the population favors a government-allied Majlis while the rest oppose it,” Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said, according to a transcript of his remarks carried on his official website.

“The nation wants neither. It wants a Majlis that is faithful, committed, valiant, vigilant, resistant against the excessive demands of the hegemonic powers, determined to address people’s problems, a believer in the creation of a self-developing economy and a defender of national independence and dignity.”

Addressing people from the central city of Najafabad, Isfahan Province, in a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, the Leader warned about western intentions to make inroads into the country by taking advantage of the economic opening after the lifting of international sanctions.

Iran obtained sanctions relief in return for time-bound restrictions on its nuclear program under last year’s nuclear agreement with P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany), formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

“In the wake of JCPOA, the Americans have been seeking to carry out their plots against the region and Iran, because they know well that it has stood up against their evil ambitions in the region,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

“Since the issue of infiltration and a call for vigilance have been raised, some insiders have panicked, questioning why there is constant talk of infiltration. This panic is needless and unnecessary.”