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Khatami urges youth to resolve identity crisis

President Mohammad Khatami on Sunday called on the youth to realize their identity by relying on Iran`s rich national and religious background, IRNA reported from Tehran.

Khatami, in a meeting with representatives of Iran`s Student Parliament, said the youth are currently facing the problem of identity, stressing that the parliament must adopt the required considerations to resolve this dilemma.

"The parliament is the basis in a democratic system. It is the representative of common sense in the society. The parliament represents people and makes less mistakes," he said.

"The restrictions in electing parliamentary representatives must be removed and the parliament must maintain its position so that it can function efficiently. This will then guarantee democracy."

Khatami called the Student Parliament a very important institution in a democratic system, adding that the parliament which represents millions of students can play a determining role in the country.

He further stressed that the Student Parliament could promote religious democracy in Iran, stressing that it should help the government in making decisions over the affairs of the students.

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