Iran Parliament takes post-election talks to higher levels
Iran Parliament's national security commission will discuss post-election events with the president and the judiciary chief in a sequel to meetings with other top officials, Press TV reported.
"This meeting is part of the committee's agenda with respect to post-election incidents in the country," Deputy Head of the Parliament (Majlis) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hossein Sobhaninia told reporters on Monday.
He also explained that the aim was "to put across suggestions and exchange important information" on Iran's current affairs.
Sobhaninia added that the meeting with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Judiciary Chief Mahmoud Hashemi-Shahroudi will be held this coming Saturday.
Committee members have already met with senior clerical figures, former Reformist president Mohammad Khatami, the Head of Iran's Expediency Council, Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, and defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi.
While discussing the unrest with Khatami -- a prominent Reformist figure who supports Mousavi -- the lawmakers expressed their concern about the political damages brought about by protests against the official election results.
National Security and Foreign Policy Commission's was scheduled to meet with President Ahmadinejad at an earlier date. However, the meeting was postponed as the Parliament was not in session because of a seasonal break, Sobhaninia said.
Iran's June 12 elections turned ugly after the official results declared incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the winner by a landslide.
Defeated candidates Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi refused to accept the outcome and made claims of vote rigging, calling for a re-run.
Their claims resulted in protests which were followed by violence, vandalism, arson, injury and death.