Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has criticized the
people who made derogatory remarks about Mohsen Rezaii in regard to his recent
letter to the Supreme Leader about Mir-Hossein Mousavi's recent proposals.
Larijani made the remarks at a meeting with national police chiefs in Qom on
"Rezaii has been a real mujahid (one who
struggles in the cause of Islam) and strived wholeheartedly during the
(1980-1988) Iran-Iraq war. Naturally, since he has entered the political scene,
some of his ideas may be criticized. But why do some political figures question
his career as a mujahid?"
"Today, society needs convergence not discord and not steps meant to undermine
recognized figures' positions," he added.
Former presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi issued a
statement on January
1 in which he made five proposals for resolving the current issues facing the
country. Then, on the same day, Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaii sent
a letter to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali
Khamenei in which he described the proposals as noteworthy.
Political figures expressed diverse views on the
letter, and some of them harshly criticized Rezaii's remarks.
"We should not call anyone who has different views a dissident and a hypocrite.
In line with the Supreme Leader's directives, all people should try to create
unity in the country to prepare the ground for economic activities, investment,
and development," the Majlis speaker said.
Pointing to the criteria for an efficient police department, he highlighted the
role of religious faith and a sense of commitment among police officers and said
the power of the police is not only dependent on their equipment and
intelligence gathering capabilities.
"Police forces should be able to make political and social analyses to be able
to maintain security across the country," he stated.
He also stressed the importance of devising a code of professional conduct for
the police based on the tenets of Islam, saying that since the police directly
deal with the people, they should uphold the principles of firmness, restraint,
and Islamic ethics while performing their duties.
Elsewhere in his remarks, he said that the Islamic Revolution stands on the
pillars of Islam, democracy, national unity, justice, and the struggle against
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