Ali Motahari: Ahmadinejad will be Summoned to Majlis if he Implement the Second Phase of Subsidy Reform Plan

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Written By Farid Shojaei

According to the recent ratification of Iran’s parliament, the government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not allowed to implement the next phases of subsidy reform plan, Ali Motahari says.

“If Iranian government tries to implement the second phase of this plan without approval of Majlis, we will summon him. Base on bylaw, Iranian lawmakers can dismiss Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the new government must be formed in 50 days.” said Ali Motahari, the representative of Tehran at Parliament of Iran.

Motahari is a brother-in-law of current Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, and a harsh critic of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ali Motahari has tried to summon Ahmadinejad to parliament to face questioning and possible impeachment. Though a conservative, he has been something of a maverick.

Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iranian parliament, believes government needs to spend a large source of money if it aims to implement the next phases of subsidy reform plan. The oil production and revenue of Islamic Republic has been decreased dramatically due to sanctions applied by the United States and European Union over Iran’s economy. In these conditions it’s not wise to implement this project, local lawmakers say.

However, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that his government in cooperation with Iran nation can pass this tough circumstance and they will be able to start the approved stages of subsidy reform plan.