The Disqualified Better Not to Register to Run for Presidency
IRAN NEWS NATIONAL DESK
TEHRAN – Guardian Council Spokesman Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaee says the council has not yet involved in the election issue and it has not taken any action and people can register to run for presidency at the due time but he recommends those who had been disqualified in the past not to register.
Speaking at a presser on the occasion of Reporters’ Day, Kadkhodaee said it is too soon for the council to be involved in the presidential election and it will engage at its due time. He further said those who think they are eligible can register to run for presidency but he recommends those who have once in the past been disqualified by the council not to register.
He further said the council approved a parliamentary approval on a trade agreement between Iran and India.
Kadkhodaee referred to approving the FATF, saying that the Guardian Council only comments on approving the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in accordance with the Islamic law and the constitution, and its position has not changed.
Pointing to holding the elections electronically, the spokesman of the Guardian Council said that the process of examining this issue has been accelerated given the situation of coronavirus outbreak in the country, and the criterion of the Guardian Council in this regard is the integrity of the elections.
He also said that the Ministry of Interior has announced that the second round of parliamentary elections will be held in accordance with health protocols.
Referring to the Guardian Council’s supervision of the behavior of parliamentarians, Kadkhodaee said that this supervision needs to be exercised through a more precise mechanism during the four years of parliament’s term to prevent violations.
In response to a question about the 12 bills of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the parliament to counter the hostile actions of the United States, he said that if the parliament ratifies the bills, the Guardian Council will comment on them according to Islamic law and the constitution.
On the change of the country’s presidential system into the parliamentary, he said the council has studied about it in the past and in case the issue gets serious, the council is ready to work on it. He reiterated that the council is ready to consultation on the issue.