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A senior Iranian lawmaker says the International Conference on Palestinian Intifada, which is underway in Tehran, as an accurate and necessary action to keep alive the issue of Palestine and the cause of liberating al-Quds.
While reformist and moderate newspapers as well as President Rouhani and the majority of Iranian Parliament harshly criticized the recent cancellation of the outspoken MP Ali Motahari’s speech in Mashhad, major conservative newspapers have held a different view of the incident.
The cancellation of an Iranian lawmaker’s planned speech in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad has led to widespread reactions by the government and the Parliament.
The outspoken vice-speaker of Iran’s Parliament believes that Tehran should not be worried about allowing the European Union to open an office in Iran, and even should welcome the criticisms of its human rights conditions.
Tehran MP Ali Motahari has said that by boycotting the press exhibition the principlist media have acknowledged that protest and opposition are not off-limits in the Islamic Republic.
Ali Motahari, in a letter to Shiraz Friday prayer leader, defends his viewpoints on freedom of thought and speech.
Ali Motahari, representing Tehran in the Islamic Consultative Assembly, said that thanks to reformist tendencies of the government, the media are subject to closures and permit revocations more than before.
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