Tehran(IP)- Iran's Parliament Speaker has highlighted that "the US' shameful withdrawal from Afghanistan indicates that it is declining."

Iran PressIran News: Addressing the Iranian lawmakers in his pre-agenda speech on Sunday, Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf emphasized that the 20-year US occupation of Afghanistan has proven not only the US has made no progress in economic infrastructure and public welfare but also was unable to meet the most basic needs of civil society, namely security.

"Iranians support all Afghan ethnicities, and languages and Iranian will is the will of Afghans," he said.

"The Afghan government officials and people's experiences have indicated that trusting the US to maintain their country's security was a strategic mistake," Ghalibaf noted.

Expressing hope that Afghanistan has a bright future, the Parliament Speaker also said that Iranians support Afghans against any domineering powers trying to create insecurity and instability.

He emphasized that pursuing Iranian's basic needs is on the parliament's agenda, especially those that have a direct impact on their lives.

Referring to the parliament's vote of confidence to President Ebrahim Raisi's cabinet, Ghalibaf said: "As it has been planned, 275 meetings were held, and all the ministers participated in the commissions and fractions and got acquainted with the lawmakers."

By giving maximum confidence vote, the lawmakers helped acceleration of forming a strong cabinet, he said.

Ghalibaf stated: "In the first week of their responsibilities, the president and the cabinet members proved that they seriously are doing their duties to help raise people's hope."

The agenda of the parliament's open session:

The agenda of the open session is as follows:

1- Continuation of the second report of the Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Environment Commission on the plan to strengthen Iran's food security and remove the barriers to agricultural production

2- Continuation of reviewing the report of the Industries and Mines Commission on the plan to organize the automotive industry

3- Presentation of the report of the Committee on Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Environment on Draft Protocol on Biodiversity Conservation annexed to the Caspian Sea Marine Environment Protection Framework Convention

4- Presentation of the report of the Economic Commission on Draft Protocol, Amending the Agreement on Encouragement and Mutual Support for Investment between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Government of the Republic of Croatia

5- Presentation of the report of the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure Commission on the plan to amend and add articles to the law on parliamentary oversight of the behavior of MPs. 


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