An Alef editorial titled, “The Elections are Not a Referendum on Nuclear Talks”: The first (Hassan Rouhani) and the last (Saeed Jalili) Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, who are presidential candidates. What would happen if Ali Larijani (former Iranian nuclear negotiator) were a candidate? What a glorious arena we would have regarding nuclear and security conflicts. There is room to discuss and explore whether Rouhani would have assiduously negotiated and Jalili would have negotiated out of respect. Who would move forward and who would retreat, who would stop the work and who would do what. But is it proper to discuss this most sensitive and confidential issue in the country during the elections campaign? The parties are directly and indirectly forced to criticize each other, and to prove that they are right, they must occasionally lift another part of the veil (that shrouds Iran’s nuclear program) and expose Iran’s national secrets to the world. The nuclear issue cannot be used as a tool. Primarily since no government has been or will be responsible for general management of this issue, and its performance is not something that should be publicly disclosed. Regardless of who began this lose-lose competition, what is important is to immediately remove this issue off the propaganda table of the elections campaign. The elections are not a referendum about nuclear talks.
Alef website harshly criticizes positioning of the nuclear-security discourse in the elections campaign and calls for its immediate removal
- Published: 2 years ago on Monday, 3 June 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: June 3, 2013 @ 3:22 pm
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