Tehran (IP) - Member of Economic Affairs Commission of Parliament Mohammad Reza Pourebrahimi said the government has adopted good measures to control the prices of commodities.

Iran Press/Iran news: In an exclusive interview with Iran Press News Agency, the member of the Economic Affairs Commission of Parliament Mohammad Reza Pourebrahimi said, "Using modern and intelligent control tools and not using the traditional tools is one of the good actions we can use to control prices. The government has adopted good measures to control prices."

The senior Iranian member of parliament referred to this critical juncture after the gas-price-hike and stressed the government is determined to control prices.

He said the way of implementing this decision is very important but to see the outcome we have to wait and see what happens in the coming week.

Pourebrahimi expressed hope that the right decisions have been made to tightly control prices.

A member of the Judicial and Legal Commission Jalil Rahimi also in an exclusive interview with Iran Press correspondent referred to the trade bill being debated in the parliament on Monday, saying, "Today the law of trade is like blood in the veins of trade. This law can facilitate business for economic operators. We thank the government and parliament for enacting these laws."

Rahimi said the reform of petrol price was inevitable in a way; therefore, it is important not to put additional pressure on people by ensuring that there won't be any knock-on effect from the petrol price increase, and making sure any additional revenues are returned to the public.

He went on to say that the Majlis reviewed two urgent bills yesterday dealing with additional revenues generated by the gasoline price hike.

He referred to the presence of the Minister of Industry, Mines, and Trade, Minister of Justice, and the Head of Governmental Discretionary Punishment Organization in the parliamentary open session to explain their supervisory roles.

Rahimi expressed satisfaction over the supervisory measures, yet he said the parliament should carefully monitor the situation, introducing new legislation as and when required, welcoming assistance from other ministries.

He expressed hope that the gasoline price hike won't exert additional pressure on people.

Parliament open session kicked off on Monday morning chaired by Speaker Ali Larijani. The agenda for today's parliament session was to continue discussing the possible knock-on effect of rising petrol prices on prices of other goods and commodities.   205/211

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