UAE not to discuss emergency committee in IIPU meeting: Iran MP
The UAE has promised not to discuss formation of an emergency committee in the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU) summit, said an Iranian lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi on Tuesday, reported ISNA.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran had refused to join the meeting due to illegal and unacceptable agenda for formation of the committee. The UAE and Kuwaiti parliament speakers in a phone call with Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani called for Iran's participation as an influential member," said the Chairman of Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.
Larijani accompanied by Boroujerdi, a member of Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ahmad Avaei and Deputy Chairman of the Parliament's Energy Commission Naser Soudani take parts in the summit on Wednesday.
The extraordinary meeting is demanded by the UAE to review articles of association of the union and establish a committee to resolve Islamic states' disputes.
Boroujerdi reiterated that Larijani had accepted the invitation only if the agenda is removed.
Also concerning developments in Sudan and probability of its partition, Boroujerdi said, "we are against partition of Islamic states and we believe that territorial integrity of neighbors is of high importance. Sudan is one of the largest Islamic states, but Sudanese people are making the final choice."
He called the issue a "Zionist-US plot" made against some Islamic states, but reiterated that the conspiracy could be confronted by potentials of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and other institutions.
Sudanese people went to vote on January 9 for a weeklong referendum to decide on full political independence of south of the country.