Hussein Shariatmadari, Kayhan’s Editor-in Chief, wrote an editorial titled “Today’s Witness Is Tomorrow’s Judge” in which he argues that the Majlis’ upcoming vote of confidence on Rouhani’s proposed cabinet is an opportunity to condemn those who participated in the protests following the June 2009 presidential election “The perpetual insistence and emphasis of Dr. Rouhani on the characteristics of his proposed ministers (providing service to the people, adhering to moderation in decision-making, combating economic corruption, defending national interests, being committed to the political system, the blood of the martyrs, commitment to develop science and technology) are not consistent with the recognized identity and background of some of them . These include participation in the American-Israeli sedition (protests following the June 2009 presidential election), being polluted with economic corruption, creating tensions, and lacking commitment toward Islamic and revolutionary lessons. Kayhan – close to the leader and usually reflects his views – leads the campaign against some of the proposed ministers in media.
Shariatmadari ‘crusade’ against Rouhani’s proposed ministers continues
- Published: 56 days ago on Tuesday, 13 August 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: August 13, 2013 @ 12:43 pm
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