Majlis to Comply With Leader’s Guidelines

Majlis to Comply With Leader’s GuidelinesMajlis to Comply With Leader’s Guidelines

The speaker of the newly-elected parliament said it will strive to align its agenda with the recommendations of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

The Leader underlined parliament’s role in the managing of statecraft describing it as the top decision-making body, Ali Larijani told the open session of the Majlis on Tuesday.

“It is our responsibility to promote the stature and status of parliament, which represents the collective wisdom of the system, by adopting timely, well-thought-out decisions and a robust, principled stance against the global hegemony and its plots to sow discord in the region,” he said.

He was quoted by ICANA as saying that in line with Ayatollah Khamenei’s guidelines, the Majlis is drawing up a draft plan outlining its priorities and strategies in consultation with the relevant parliamentary commissions.

The Leader, in a meeting with legislators last week, outlined the priorities that he said should top the agenda of parliament.

He said it needs to concentrate, among other things, on the establishment and enforcement of Resistance Economy, a series of policies proposed by him for cutting dependence on oil revenues by spurring growth in domestic production and boosting productivity.

“Legislators can play an influential role in the implementation of Resistance Economy because they can ensure that the government’s economic steps are in line with the path to Resistance Economy. They should demand this from the government,” he said.

Larijani said various parliamentary commissions will be tasked with considering separate aspects of the Resistance Economy.

“The Majlis will monitor the progress on the implementation of Resistance Economy policies in regular meetings between the Majlis Presiding Board and heads of commissions.”     

Ayatollah Khamenei called for the lawmakers’ performance to be overseen by the legislature.

“Assigning a committee to monitor the conduct of the legislators was discussed in a recent meeting of the presiding board,” the senior lawmaker said.