The daily Etemad-e Melli said 77 lawmakers would ask Intelligence Minister Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei "to confront" Khatami for the remarks they claim insulted the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
The newspaper did not say when the formal complaint would be lodged and did not give further details.
"What did Imam Khomeini mean by exporting the revolution?" Khatami asked in his speech in the northern province of Gilan, newspapers reported.
"Did Imam Khomeini mean that we take up arms, that we blow up places in other nations and we create groups to carry out sabotage in other countries? He was vehemently against such measures and was confronting it," Khatami said.
"Obviously Khatami should be held responsible for his anti-patriotic comments," Kayhan newspaper, said in a commentary.
"Its consequence has been to tarnish the shining reputation of the system and confirm the baseless accusations of the arrogant powers," it said, employing a term Iranian officials use to refer to the United States and its allies.
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