Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was placed under house arrest for making "remarks described as inciting unrest," sources in Teheran told the London-based Arab daily newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi on Saturday.
Ahmadinejad was speaking Thursday in the southern city of Bushehr, saying the Iranian government was suffering from "mismanagement" and the dictatorship believes its "people are an ignorant society."
"Some of the current leaders live detached from the problems and concerns of the people, and do not know anything about the reality of society," Ahmadinejad said, according to the paper's sources.
The words were untimely for current Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who has dealt with protests against failing economic conditions and has faced pressure from the Trump administration, which has expressed support for the uprising against the "brutal and corrupt regime."
Rouhani's government believes "the people are an ignorant society that does not know," Ahmadinejad said, according to the paper's sources (as translated by Google). "The people are angry at this government because of its monopoly on public wealth.
". . . Rouhani and his government team consider themselves a criterion for the right, and do not accept any criticism or objection directed to the performance of his government."
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