Date: July 1, 1998
By His name, the Most High
Dear Interior Ministry,
With reference to your inquiry letter of April 27, 1998 with ref: 1/6/399 [regarding interpretation of Article 27 of the Constitution], you need to be informed that based on the Guardian Council’s statutes, the interpretation of Articles could only take place at the request of President, speaker of the parliament, or head of the judiciary and that the Council is obliged to reply only when the one who makes the inquiry is one of the above-mentioned authorities.
Secretary of Guardian Council
*Article 27: Public gatherings and marches may be freely held, provided arms are not carried and that they are not detrimental to the fundamental principles of Islam.