Rouhani said that the IRIB prevented candidates from presenting their policies and opinions properly. Rouhani’s election headquarters published a statement in which they criticized the conduct of the IRIB in its broadcasts of programs and interviews with the presidential hopefuls. The statement maintains that the IRIB is not acting fairly and justly, as opposed to its promises. It also refers to the reduction in the amount of air time allocated to Hassan Rouhani as an indication of their unfair behavior. The elections headquarters calls on the IRIB, which is a national body, to change its conduct and act justly without discrimination of the candidates.