Iran wants to resolve an impasse with Western powers over the nation’s disputed nuclear program through talks, the speaker of its parliament said today, ahead of a planned resumption of their dialogue.
A brother of Iranian Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani said he will file a legal complaint against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over his “lies” after the president accused his family of corruption, state-run Fars reported.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told lawmakers to cool their rhetoric and respect the assembly’s etiquette, after two days of often heated debate over President Hassan Rohani’s cabinet nominees.
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad signaled that his dispute with a potential successor, parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani, is still alive as the country celebrated the 34th anniversary of the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reprimanded the nation’s president and his political rival for starting a battle in the public eye, stating again the need to preserve a united front to fight western sanctions.
Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani, who has clashed with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over relations with the West regarding the country’s nuclear program, was re-elected by lawmakers to head the assembly for another year.