Political disputes threaten national missions: official

May 1, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaii has said that officials should follow the Supreme Leader’s directives and avoid political disagreements because internal disputes could negatively affect important national missions.

“Economic jihad and supporting the Islamic awakening in the region are two important missions in the current year (which started on March 21), so there is no reason for engaging in internal disagreements or following the paths parallel with that of the Iranian nation, which has been delineated by the Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei),” Rezaii told reporters on Saturday.
“All people are obligated to follow this path, because taking parallel paths will pose a threat to these two ideological goals of the Iranian nation in the current year,” he said.
He went on to say that “obstacles in the way of our nations’ progress can be removed if all political groups support the velayat-e faqih (rule of the supreme jurisprudent).”
“We should try to prevent (new) seditions because some people are seeking to provoke political disputes and intensify internal disagreements,” he noted.
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has also commented on the country’s current political issues, saying, “It is the Supreme Leader’s decree which legitimizes (the activities of) all officials.”
“Majlis is closely monitoring the country’s (political) situation, and if necessary, it will show the appropriate reaction,” he added.