Report: Majlis summons Ahmadinejad for questioning

Iran Materials 6 January 2012 16:05 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 6 / Trend F.Milad/

The Majlis National Security Committee has summoned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for questioning on a range of issues on Tuesday, the Jam-e Jam Online website reported.

The motion cites issues such as the government's delay in introducing the minister of Sports and Youth as well as refusing to implement the Tehran Metro underground train law as the main topics over which the president is to be questioned by lawmakers.

It also mentions the alleged involvement of government officials in the recent 2.6-billion-dollar banking scam. The Iranian president has, however, rejected any infractions.

The motion was submitted to the Presiding Board on December 20, 2011 after it was signed by 79 lawmakers.

According to the Article 88 of the Iranian Constitution, the president must appear before Majlis within a month of being summoned, unless lawmakers decide to withdraw the motion.

Article 89 of the Constitution also stipulates that if Majlis gives three written warnings that the government has violated the law, the president or his ministers can be impeached.