President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been summoned to appear before Iranian parliamentary commissions for questioning by MPs on the actions of the executive branch.

Jam-e-Jam-online reported the news yesterday, saying: “After the motion to question Ahmadinejad was approved 79 to 10, he was summoned to be questioned by the parliamentary commissions of national security, budget, statistics and civil development.”

The National Security Commission has asked that the administration report to Parliament by next Tuesday; however, Ahmadinejad begins a trip to Latin America on Tuesday.

According to Iranian parliamentary regulations, after responding to the questions from each commission, Ahmadinejad will be required to attend a general Q&A on the floor of Parliament.

This is the first time in the past 30 years that a president is being summoned to Parliament for questioning. The motion to question Ahmadinejad was finally approved after two years of resistance by Ahmadinejad supporters.