Iran: Majlis speaker felicitates Assyrian MP on new post

From: MNN

Majlis speaker Ali Larijani on Wednesday felicitated the Assyrian and Chaldeans deputy, Younatan Beth Cholia, on his appointment as the chairman of the Asian Bureau of World Assyrian Union.

Larijani made the remarks in his address to Majlis formal session.

Cholia was elected to the post during the latest meeting of the world Assyrian congress recently held in Sweden.

According to Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, religious minorities enjoy equal rights in Iran compared with the rest of the people.

Some 20,000 Iranian Jews, 5,000 Assyrians and 130,000 Christians have their own representatives at the Iranian parliament. –IRNA