He told reporters that the government has delivered a bill to the parliament proposing accession to the Convention.
Asked whether the government is sure about positive response from the parliament, Abtahi said that the bill envisaged the religious criteria for the legislation which removes any reservations about the matter.
He said that the government has made consultations with Qom Theological School ahead of composing the context of the bill.
Abtahi said that the government has fulfilled his duty in this respect and it is up to the Majlis to put the bill on its agenda.
In Majlis open session today, two MPs, Azam Nasseripour and Shahrbanu Amani, called for the parliament's ratification of Iran's accession to Convention banning discrimination against women.
Head of Majlis Commission for Cultural Affairs Ahmad Pournejati said that the Commission has endorsed the bill in principle and will go into details in the next stage.
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