Ali Larijani

Ali Larijani, the head of Iran’s Parliament, today welcomed Ayatollah Khamenei’s decision to form a panel to resolve differences and coordinate relations among the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the government.

Fars news agency quotes Larijani at today’s session of Parliament, where he called the panel “another example of the Supreme Leader’s ability to elevate matters, which prevents errors and misinterpretations of the law."

Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, has announced that the panel will be overseen by a former head of the judiciary, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi.

The panel, which is appointed for a five-year term, also includes: Hojjatoleslam Aboutorabifard, a conservative MP; Morteza Nabavi, the director of the daily newspaper Ressalat; Abbasali Kadkhodayi, the spokesman for the Guardian Council; and Samad Mousavi Koshdel, a legal expert.

Ayatollah Khamenei has called on senior officials of the Islamic Republic to make every effort to resolve differences and also to cooperate with the new panel.

Today, Larijani said that "from now on, conflicts over the execution of legislation will be replaced with firm decisions."

Over the past two years, disputes over the execution of Parliament-approved legislation have proliferated among Mahmoud Ahamdinejad’s administration, Parliament and the judiciary.

Ayatollah Khamenei has made several attempts to resolve the disputes among the three government branches but even his involvement has not been enough.

Larijani announced that Parliament will fully cooperate with the newly formed panel in coordinating the three government branches, which he predicted would lead to "the correct execution of the law."