Tempers In Tehran

As was reported on CNN, it is rare for Iran’s political leaders to publicly attack each other. But the elections this year have taken an energetic turn. Last week, Iranians watched a series of live televised presidential debates. How Iran has Presidential debates and India, the worlds largest Democracy doesn’t, is beyond me.

The unprecedented drama that has gripped Iran on the eve of its national election on June 12 continued yesterday. This time, one of Iran’s senior-most politicians accused hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of “lies and distortions.”

We reported during MartinKronicle TV Episode 3 that Ahmadinejad might be toast if former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani decided to step out and campaign against him. Yesterday, Rafsanjani said Ahmadinejad’s “baseless and irresponsible” statements brought back “bitter memories” of anti-revolutionary groups in the aftermath of Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution.

Rafsanjani has a moderate stance towards the West. Things are rotten in the state of Iran, if you’re Ahmadeinejad…


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