Tags: Iran | iran | elections | rafsanjani

Report: Former President Rafsanjani Blasts Iran's Rulers

Thursday, 23 May 2013 05:57 AM

 

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian pro-reform website is reporting that former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has strongly criticized the policies of the country's ruling clerical establishment, days after a constitutional watchdog disqualified him from running in the June 14 elections.

"I think it is not possible to run the country worse than this," Jaheshnews.ir quoted him as saying late Wednesday in reaction to his Tuesday disqualification by the hard-line Guardian Council.

Rafsanjani has not made any direct public statements since the decision. The quote was not carried on his official website, and the report could not independently verified.

Rafsanjani, a centrist, had revitalized reformist hopes. His campaign manager says he will not protest the disqualification.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Hezbollah Missile Hits Israeli Convoy, Causing Casualties

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 08:34 AM

A missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, an apparent retaliation  . . .

Facebook Agrees to Block Anti-Islam Images in Turkey

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 07:16 AM

Facebook has agreed to censor within Turkey images of Islam's prophet Muhammad that are considered to be insulting to th . . .

Libya Government Says Rival to Blame for Tripoli Hotel Attack

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 07:07 AM

Libya's internationally-recognized government said its Islamist rival's hold on Tripoli made it possible for militants t . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved