Gov't Resolved to Engage With Majlis

Gov't Resolved to Engage With MajlisGov't Resolved to Engage With Majlis

First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri says the government is resolved to engage with parliament to help resolve problems.   

"It is the government's policy to have good interaction with the Majlis… because lack of interaction is to the detriment of the nation," IRNA quoted Jahangiri as saying on late Saturday.

"Good interaction between the three branches of government will help expedite measures to resolve problems facing people," he said.

He also said the government's economic priorities are to control inflation and end recession, adding the economic situation is improving day by day.

Elsewhere, Jahangiri pointed to the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group in Iraq and Syria and said the terrorist group has been created with the aim of undermining Iran's security.

"Causing insecurity in Syria and Iraq and creating Daesh (IS) were meant to undermine the security of Iran," he said, adding, "In the insecure and turbulent atmosphere prevailing in the region, Iran is one of the safest regional countries."

In addition, he said the country's neighbors and even European countries are keen to cooperate with Iran in this regard.

Commenting on the talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) on the dispute over Tehran's nuclear program, the first vice president said he is hopeful that Iran and the six major powers will be able to reach a comprehensive agreement to settle the issue.

"I am personally hopeful that we will reach a good agreement regarding the nuclear issue because the westerners are aware that the foundation of sanctions cannot be restored to what it was before the negotiations (which led to a limited easing of sanctions under an interim nuclear deal which was signed in Geneva last year)."