An Iranian MP said the language President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used in response to the questions of members of Iranian Majlis (parliament) caused a negative impression adding, "but I can not predict what would happen in future."

Speaking to Online today, Amir Hossein Qazi-Zadeh's view on Ahmadinejad's unsatisfactory answers to lawmakers who questioned his performance during the last years is notable since he is a member of a political faction called "the Resistance Front of the Islamic Revolution" formed by former backers of Ahmadinejad including the ministers he dismissed.
Qazi-Zadeh who sits for the holy city of Mashhad in the Iranian Parliament described his evaluation of the President's speech in Majlis: "He gave detailed answers to a number of questions, but ignored some others."
"I don't know the president's approach was intentional or not. I am not to read his intention, but I suppose the priority given to the questions raised by the lawmakers was not appropriate, for instance asking a question on the issue of Iran's foreign currency fund as one of the first questions was not correct," he said.
Earlier in June, an Iranian prominent lawmaker, Ali Mottahari who has been a major critic of Ahmadinejad in recent years said that he has provided a petition for questioning the actions taken by Ahmadinejad which was finally signed by 100 lawmakers.
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. If the plan is put into practice, it would be the first time in the history of Iran that a president is being formally questioned by the parliament
The criticisms made against the administration include violating 50 articles of the Constitution, rapid implementation of subsidy reform plan which cut energy and food subsidies compensating them with paying direct cash to people heightened the inflation rate and hiked up prices critically for the the poor and the middle class and.
Other issues included delay in allocating funds to the Metro of Tehran, measures adopted by the government in putting the ratified cultural plans into practice and above all, the resistance of Ahmadinejad against a decree of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei which reinstated Minister of Intelligence Heydar Moslehi.
Notably a number of questions targeted at Ahmadinejad's top aide and his right hand man, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, who was absent from the sessions. Iranian Principalists say Mashaei is leading the "deviant current" which is to challenge the rule of Shiite jurisprudents (foqaha) and generally the Islamic Republic system.
Qazi-Zadeh believes the language used by ahmadinejad caused a negative impression: "Seems that the efforts made by the President to ease the negative mood of the Majlisagainst him led to some jokes which in public opinion is interpreted as a kind of ridiculing act which was below the dignity of the president addressing the Majlis."
Appearing in Majlis accompanied by eight cabinet members on Wednesday, Ahmadinejad’s final words addressing the MPs, included: “It was not a very difficult question and answer session. I suppose, those who designed the questions were among those who have gotten their master's degree by just pushing a button. If you had asked for my consultation, better questions could have been provided."
His language imbued with sarcasm and joke provoked the anger of the parliamentarians. Such insolence caused the lawmakers to harshly condemn his remarks.
Qazi-Zadeh went on to say: "I think we should work on the language used by our officials addressing each other both in the cabinet and the parliament,"
The representative of Mashhad in Majlis asserted: "I suppose those questioning MPs could not achieve their main goals. Of course if they intended to make questioning the president (which happened for the first time in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran) an ordinary act, they have succeeded.
"But if they were seeking more transparent answerers, they act in my opinion created more vague issues for the people. Up to now, if people held the government accountable for some current problems faced by the country, the administration is now sharing its accountability with a part of Majlis


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