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9 January 2012 - 20:48

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced his readiness to answer the questions to be raised by the lawmakers on the floor of Majlis (parliament).

According to Khabar Online correspondent, Ahmadinejad would simply attend the floor of Majlis and not the sessions held by the special committees of the top legislative body, that was a brief response given by the Vice-President to the question which has being raised several times in the last three years.
 
The issue of questioning the president was proposed in June when almost 100 lawmakers signed a relevant petition to follow the further steps. Based on the Islamic Republic of Iran's Constitution, the measure to question the president should be signed by at least one fourth of the Majlis members (73 out of 290) to be proceeded.
 
Finally during the last month the petition was submitted to the presiding board of Majlis which agreed to pursue the case. The questions are supposed to be asked by six committees of Majlis on ten issues. The lawmakers have requested the president to either attend the Majlis or send his representatives.
 
However, national security and foreign policy commission had decided to summon Ahmadinejad to explain the reasons behind his controversial dismissal of Minister of Intelligence Heydar Moslehi which was against the will of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
 
Mohammad Reza Mir Taj-e Dini, the vice president for parliamentary affairs said that in this stage of questioning, a representative or representatives from the president will attend Majlis committees to answer the questions and rejected summoning the president to the committees as was reported by the media in the last two days.
 
"No Majlis committee has summoned the president and it's surprising that they have put the issue on their weekly agenda. Under the law, the president would simply answer the questions on the floor of Majlis," he said.
 
As reported by the government's official website Mir Taj-e Dini asserted: "Some issues have been raised again while they had been expressed already by the Article 90 Commission of Majlis and the written answers were provided by the vice presidents in legal and parliamentary affairs."
 
Based on the Article 88 of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Constitution, the president must attend the floor of Majlis in a month after being summoned. He won’t be subject to this law if only lawmakers agree to withdraw the motion.
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