Al-Monitor: Have you tackled Diyala during your recent visit to Tehran? Is Iran a major player in the fate of the province?
Jabouri: We talked about Diyala and the political situation there during my recent visit. Diyala borders Iran, and it is an important and influential party for several parties in Diyala.
Al-Monitor: Has the parliament turned into a space dedicated for interrogations?
Jabouri: The parliament has played its role naturally and in accordance with the constitution and the law, and each person or group has to carry out the hosting and interrogation operations so long as these are constitutional. It is normal for differences to occur in parliament.
The parliament was more effective in [taking] the supervisory role in investigative committees, the interrogations and the hosting operations. Thus, assessments may be diverse, but I feel that this is a natural role played by any parliament in the world, and all the parliaments of the world have their differences.
Al-Monitor: Do you think there is something stirring under what is currently known as the reform front in the parliament?
Jabouri: The reform front is not a solid organizational group. It is based on the action of a group of [parliament] members from different parties. It would be wrong to believe that the reform front could play a destructive role to undermine the state or the government, or even convey political messages. [While the front] could have certain political considerations, in the end it has a supervisory role within a legal framework.”
Al-Monitor: Do you think the reform front is a prelude to a cross-sectarian bloc or one that could answer to the desires of bloc leaders?