Parliamentary leader urges unity among principlists

SHAFAQNA – Those who affiliate themselves to the principlist camp have no way other than unity to serve their country and the Islamic establishment, the head of the principlist faction of the parliament has stated.

Gholam Ali Haddad Adel made the remarks on Friday as he addressed a meeting of principlists in Kerman, southern Iran. 

The unity between different principlist groups is gaining more momentum as parliamentary election is approaching. 

Haddad Adel, who withdrew his candidacy in the 2009 presidential election in the final days, said the unity of principlists would serve the interest of the Islamic Revolution and would cement the pillars of the Islamic Republic. 

Being a true principlist means following the guidelines of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and obeying the orders of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, said Hadad Adel who was parliament speaker from 2004 to 2008. 

Haddad Adel, who is also a member of the Expediency Council, quoted the Leader of the Islamic Revolution as saying that being a true principlist requires reliance on the God Almighty, having Islamic manner, living an Islamic lifestyle, having interest in the household of the prophet, being kind to people, rendering services to the public, and making efforts to establish justice in the society in any form, 

He added that a true principlist must be a real believer in Supreme Jurisprudence. 

Elsewhere in his remarks, the senior MP censured the Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemeni civilians and infrastructure. Haddad Adel also criticized the silence of the international community, particularly the United Nations, in the face of the Saudi-led assault on Yemen. 

Saudi Arabia started its military campaign against Yemeni popular forces in a bid to restore power to fugitive president Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

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