News - Afghanistan
Sitting lawmakers in the House of Representatives would not lose their seats, the coalition to support the law said on Saturday.
Saturday's session of the parliament was hit by disputes and chaos.
The dispute soared after a member of the union of reformers, comprised of sitting lawmakers, announced their support to the IEC's decision.
Mawlawi Shahzad Shahed, a member of the union of reformers, said: "The Union of Reformers believed that the IEC's decision is the only out of this chaos and we support its implementation."
After the announcement, most parliamentarians left the house, angered by the announcement, and shouted anti-Pakistani and anti-Iranian slogans, saying "death to Pakistani and Iranian slaves".
Some parliamentarians warned the United Nations and the US embassy to keep away from parliament of Afghanistan and put an end to their interventions into the house and stop their support to IEC's decision.
"The US and its ambassador disrespect Afghan laws just to give a right look to their lies," Abdul Latif Pedram, an Afghan MP representing Badakhshan province, said. "I personally would like announce that any strategic deal with the US would mean a big national treason."
Another representative of Badakhshan province, Zalmai Mujadadi, said: "There shouldn't be any strategic deal taking place between Afghanistan and the US, until the US and the Britain stop their support to Israel."
Once again Speaker of the House Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi announced his support to resolutions issued by the parliamentarians opposing the IEC's decision.
At the end of Saturday's session, the administrative board of the house dismissed the house until next week.
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