NCRI - On the verge of Iran’s presidential elections, former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a speech using strong remarks against President Hassan Rouhani.
“My silence will not continue… Our silence doesn’t mean we are neglecting issues. When the time comes there will be serious measures. Why doesn’t anybody say anything to them? Who made you so rude to talk like this?” he asked.
“Everyone has the right to participate in the elections and no one should say who should come and who shouldn’t,” he said in remarks aimed at Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
Khamenei had previously confirmed telling Ahmadinejad it is better he not take part in the elections.
In 2013 Rouhani issued a report saying his government had taken over the treasury with around 1.3 trilllion tomans (around $335 million) available and a long list of debts.
Rouhani then went on to speak of empty warehouses in Iran.
During the past three years Rouhani and his cabinet officials have time and again lashed at Ahmadinejad’s tenure, blaming his own cabinet’s problems on the results of Ahmadinejad’s government.