TEHRAN (Iran News) – Raisi’s pick for foreign minister presents his plans. Hossein Amirabdollahian, new Iranian President Ayatollah Seyed Ebrahim Raisi’s pick for foreign minister, has attended a meeting at the Iranian parliament intended to study his plans for Iran’s foreign policy.
Hossein Alaei, an expert on strategic affairs, has suggested that the new administration of Ebrahim Raisi to devise new strategy for challenges facing the country.
In an interview with the IRNA news agency published on Friday, Alaei said the cabinet makeup and political issues or of great importance to the public and the people show high sensitivity toward it.
The people want those with managerial posts in the government will be able to do reforms and resolve problems and counter challenges, he remarked.
He said the governments have “come and gone” but the problems have remained unresolved.
Now that a new government has come to power it can with the help of its ministers resolve issues which have turned into “macro problems” in the areas of water, drought, environment, unemployment, etc. the expert suggested.
Mahmoud Abbaszadeh, the spokesperson for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has said that Amirabdollahian explicated his plans to cope with the existing challenges with a focus on the adoption of active stances in implementing the foreign policies.
He told Tasnim that the Iranian president’s choice for foreign minister that Amirabdollahian attended a meeting of the commission on Saturday evening to talk about his plans in case he wins the lawmakers’ vote of confidence.
According to the lawmaker, the foreign minister-designate gave a detailed report about the current situation, the country’s foreign policy, and the Foreign Ministry’s situation, and also provided a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis of the circumstances.
Explaining his plans to steer Iran through the problems, Amirabdollahian pointed to plans to carry out the foreign policy strategies by creating a balance and turning the previous administration’s passive stances into active ones, the lawmaker added.
He also noted that Amirabdollahian insisted on the fulfillment of the national interests and public demands, and stressed the importance of parliamentary diplomacy in dealing with many challenges.
The National Security and Foreign Policy Commission has a positive view about Amirabdollahian and his plans overall, the lawmaker noted.