Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for a variety of economic reforms and even tabled the possibility of a referendum on the country's controversial nuclear negotiations during a speech on Sunday.
"As the enforcer of our constitution, I would like, even for once, to see conditions ripe to implement a tenet of the common law calling for major issues - economic, social, political and cultural - to be put to public referendum rather than parliamentary vote," he said at an economic conference in Tehran.
Despite clear provisions in the constitution, it would be the first time since the 1979 revolution that a policy issue was put to a vote in the country.
Conservative hardliners have a strong grip on parliament, and are opposed to signing a deal about the country's contested nuclear program with a group of Western nations while under the pressure of sanctions.
The group – known as P5+1 -- include the U.S., U.K., France, China, Russia and Germany. A deadline for a deal has been extended to July 1.
Rouhani, who became president in August last year, also touched on the recent slide in oil prices and argued for an end to international isolation. Oil prices fell to fresh five-and-a-half-year lows lows on Monday after having lost more than half of their value since the middle of last year.