Iranian President Hassan Rohani on Wednesday called for “close cooperation” between the country’s government and parliament to address the threats from the United States and the coronavirus pandemic on a day when the new legislature opened.
The President said during the inauguration of Parliament that the institution is a symbol of “religious democracy” and asked for cooperation to combat “sanctions and provocations” against Washington and the pandemic, which has so far left 141,591 cases and 7,564 deaths .
He has asked parliaments to prioritize national interest over partisan interests in a parliament dominated by hard wing members opposed to the president during this term, as the Iranian television station Press TV reports.
“Through close cooperation between government and parliament, we can create effective, correct and useful laws for society that will be remembered for decades,” he said, stressing that “governments and parliaments” come and go, but what remains are their actions. “