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A group of senior reformist figures have decried the meddlesome comments by the US Secretary of State who spoke of regime change in Iran.
Iran’s president has lashed out at the hardliners and the opposition media for using foul language when criticizing the government.
The former reformist president Seyyed Mohammad Khatami in a message invited the Iranian nation to cast their ballots on Friday, and threw his weight behind presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani, saying he has been successful in his first four-year term.
Iranian reformists officially announced that Hassan Rouhani, the incumbent Iranian president, will be their candidate in the upcoming presidential election due to be held in May.
An Iranian parliamentarian says the public should be informed of candidates’ election expenditure.
Iran’s first vice-president, who is going to serve as a communication channel between reformists and Iran’s Leader, says Ayatollah Khamenei has no problem with reformists being present in the political arena.
A reformist analyst has urged Iranian reformists to refrain from adopting aggressive approaches towards the Establishment, by redefining their relationship as well as their role and position with and within it, respectively.
A senior reformist lawmaker has cautioned against efforts aimed at charging the atmosphere of Iran’s upcoming presidential election with dispiritedness and lethargy to prevent the continuation of a trend started in the country in 2013.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday rejected the ‘meaningless’ idea of ‘national reconciliation’ proposed by certain reformist figures, saying there is no need for such reconciliation as Iranian people don’t have any problem with each other.
Former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani had such a prominent role in Iran’s politics that his demise will have consequences for both reformists and conservatives in future.
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