Iran’s Majlis speaker, Ali Larijani, said the parliament is committed to follow the guidelines of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in all the aspects. Recently the Iranian MPs decided to summon Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Majlis over his poor management but Ali Khamenei asked MPs to cancel this plan and they did. This has sparked severe criticisms from opposition groups and they blamed Khamenei for his hegemony.
“Parliament is committed to follow the orders of Supreme Leader and we are trying hard to work under the policies of Islamic Republic.” Ali Larijani remarked during a live TV show in a state-run channel. Surprisingly he criticized former systems in Iran which had full control over the decisions made by previous parliaments in the country. His claims contradicted his words about following Ali Khamenei.
Ali Larijani is expected to announce his nomination for the upcoming presidential election scheduled to be held in Iran on next Persian year where reformists have lesser chance than conservatives to win the election.
It’s good to know that Larijani was born on 3 June 1958 in Najaf, Iraq. His father, Hashem Amoli was an ayatollah that worked in Najaf after being exiled by Mohammad Reza Shah. They moved to Iran after the Iranian Revolution in 1979.