For the first time, signs are indicating that something very serious is happening in the Government of Iran. If the crisis continues, the Iranian parliament could depose the current president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rohani.

Hassan Rohani was summoned to a hearing in Iran’s parliament, whose outcome could lead parliament to dismiss the current Islamist president.

Rohani threatened the United States: “We are not afraid of the US or the economic problems and we will overcome the challenges. We will not allow our enemies to conspire against Iran. We will not allow American authorities to continue to conspire against Iran. “

The president added that “the wave of protests in Iran during January caused President Trump to withdraw from the nuclear deal.” The International Court of Justice in The Hague began yesterday to discuss Iran’s complaint against the US. The president noted the regime’s achievements on the economic issue: “The government managed to reduce unemployment to 12% and increase growth to 4% after the country was at a negative growth rate of 7%.

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President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rohani. (Wikimedia)

As for the nuclear deal, he said it was “created to provide solutions to the economic situation”. Parliamentarians have asked Rohani why he did not adopt reforms in the financial crisis and in the foreign exchange market over the three years he had since the signing of the nuclear deal.

Rouhani replied that he appointed a new director for the central bank indicating that he accepts that a comprehensive change is necessary. This is the first time that Rohani, elected in 2013, received such a summons to the parliament..

Earlier this week the government decided to dispose  the Minister of Economy and Trade, Masoud Karabasian, by a majority of 137 to 121. Earlier this month, Iranian lawmakers fired the Labor Minister, and last month President Rohani replaced the head of the central bank.