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Iran's strategy is to confront U.S. unilateralism: Larijani

RASHT, June 8 (Mehr News Agency) -- Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Saturday that Iran's strategy is to confront the United State's unilateralism.

"Establishing durable security and confronting the United State's unilateralism are among the Islamic Republic's major strategies in the region and the world," Larijani told a group of managers from Gilan province.

He said Iran currently has a good political and spiritual influence on the region.

The Islamic Republic has always challenged U.S. unilateralism in the world, he stated.

Larijani also noted that Iran is on the threshold of a "geo-strategic leap".

However, the former Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) chief said an economic imbalance in the country would affect this achievement.

The senior lawmaker threw his support behind the privatization bid under the Article 44 of the Constitution in order to provide a competitive atmosphere for economic activities.

"Creating a competitive atmosphere and abandoning state economy is necessary for economic development," the Majlis speaker noted.

The Majlis is prepared to help the private sector in line with the Article 44 of the Constitution, he added.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei issued a decree in July 2006 to privatize state industries by amending Article 44 of the Constitution, which had banned private ownership of state institutions.

The new speaker also said the Majlis is planning to devise a "new control mechanism" for determining the domains of enforcing the laws passed by the Majlis.

"Law-abiding is the basis of justice," he commented.

Larijani suggests formation of legislative-judicial committees

TEHRAN, June 9 (Mehr News Agency) -- The new Majlis speaker Ali Larijani has suggested that the legislative and judicial powers to establish two joint committees to resolve differences and revising laws, Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi Shahrudi said after a one-hour meeting with Larijani at the Majlis premises on Monday.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Shahrudi said Larijani's suggestion was that two joint committees should be formed: one for the technical and executive issues between the two branches and the other for revising laws, especially fundamental bills such as civil and trade laws, and Islamic penal code.

"Our laws really need a fundamental revision, and fortunately a committee has been established in the eighth (sitting) Majlis" for this purpose, he added.

Larijani told reporters that Majlis should establish a close relation with the Judiciary.

To resolve the country's problems and investigate transgressions is a task that should be done jointly with the legislative body.

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