Mohmoud Alavi

Mohmoud Alavi, the proposed intelligence minister, defended his appointment by Hassan Rohani in Parliament today, calling for “soft intelligence policies.”

Alavai told Parliament that his plans are aimed at establishing enduring security without creating an atmosphere of overt security measures. He stressed that the Intelligence Ministry has the capacity to replace “harsh security measures” with “soft security policies.”

He also added that “not interfering in the private lives of citizens” is one his main objectives for Intelligence Ministry policies.

“Active diplomacy in foreign policy”, “the protection of the independence of the Intelligence Ministry”, and “adhering to all legal and ethical principles” will direct all the programs of the ministry under his supervision, he said.