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Iran President calls for full implementation of Constitution to achieve social order

President Mohammad Khatami here on Saturday received members of the Constitutional Supervisory Board concurrent with the anniversary of the issuance of the presidential decree on the formation of the board, IRNA reported from Tehran.

A report released by the media department of the Presidential Office said that in the meeting, the president reiterated the need to adapt to today's global situation and ensure full implementation of the Constitution to achieve social order and proper communication between the government and people.

Turning to the recent meeting between the heads of the Judiciary and Legislative branches and members of the Guardians Council (GC), he hoped that given the agreements reached, the law on political crimes and the banning of torture will soon be exemplified.

The president expressed satisfaction over the Judiciary Chief's order on replacing the current single prison cells with more proper ones and the attendance of lawyers in the investigation sessions.

Head of the supervisory board, Hossein Mehrpour, briefed the president on the board's activities with respect to various organizations and the implementation of the Constitution at home and abroad.

Pointing to the UN resolution on the violation of human rights by Iran, he called for a meeting of high-ranking state officials to settle some of the current difficulties and ensure optimum implementation of law to reduce the chance of providing the world arrogant powers with further pretexts.

Meanwhile, the latest developments on the drafts pertaining to the president's authorities and elections were discussed and the members expressed their views on some of the principles of the Constitution and the strategy of their implementation.

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