The paper questioned the decision to invite Ahmadinejad, maintaining that since he is scheduled to hand over the presidency to Hassan Rouhani next week (August 3) “there is no value to Ahmadinejad’s speech on Quds Day…in fact, Ahmadinejad does not have anything to say on Quds day. In previous years, he raised many slogans on Palestine and Quds’ day, but has never come up with any learned speech on this issue.” Jomhuri-e Islami wrote: “It is important to ask as to why the authorities did not invite president-elect to deliver speech on the Quds Day. With this, the Iranian people and the world would have known Rouhani’s views on Palestinian issue. Apart from this, Rouhani is an skillful speaker who has the ability to analyze regional and international issues, and can clarify Palestinian issue “. Related: Ahmadinejad will make his last speech as President on Quds (Jerusalem) day.
Jomhuri-e Islami criticizes decision to invite Ahmadinejad to Quds Day celebration; skillful speaker Rouhani could have clarified the Palestinian issue
- Published: 2 years ago on Tuesday, 30 July 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: July 30, 2013 @ 12:59 pm
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