On Saturday night, the Iranian Regime’s President Rouhani held a meeting with some of the media representatives; addressing his conflicts with the Regime’s Supreme Leader Khamenei and describing his supporters as traitors.
Last Wednesday (22nd May), Khamenei firmly denied Rouhani’s request to revise the regime’s controversial constitution, labelling the government officials as “responsible for shortcomings”. To which Rouhani responded:
“At the start of the sanctions, I had a meeting with our supreme leader and emphasised on the importance of his leadership in such sensitive circumstances; he refused to refer to himself as the leader and asked me to take control; which I don’t mind, but how can one take control without sufficient powers!”
He added: “in 2004, I asked the supreme leader, in writing as well as in person, to allow our people a say in our nuclear affairs, according to Bill 59. To which he agreed; however, nothing was ever scheduled and with the change of government shortly after, our agreement just faded away”.
Rouhani’s hit at Khamenei’s crew
Rouhani recently referred to Khamenei’s crew as traitors, stating that: “some opponents are glad to see our government under pressure and to see people losing trust in our management; because it pushes them closer to their own agenda, which is to grow the upcoming votes for their own candidates; this I think is the biggest betrayal to our nation and history”.
In a recent speech, Khamenei urged his crew to prepare the field for a “new Hezbollahi (pro-Khamenei) government” by influencing university environments.
This tension between Khamenei and Rouhani is also reflecting in the regime’s parliament; on 21st May, one parliamentarian named Hossein Maghsoudi, referred to Rouhani as an enemy greater than U.S. and accused his administration of massive plunder. Another member named Hossein-Ali Shahryari added that “Rouhani’s government has broken records in terms of corruption, injustice, favouritism, and bribes”. Another named Pejmanfar, also deemed Rouhani as the most rebellious president of regime.
Rouhani admits to regime’s crisis in oil export
Despite his previous claims, Rouhani recently confessed that: “this is our first time in 40 years to face difficulty in exporting our oil; it is the first time that the pathways of our ships and our transactions are so closely traced and monitored by the U.S.”
Rouhani warns the opponents: what’s important is Regime’s survival, even at the expense of people
In another part of his speech, Rouhani emphasised on the sensitive and challenging nature of the current circumstances around regime, and warned the opponents to shift their focus on maintaining the system even at the expense of people: “people may be struggling to meet their daily needs and may very well be living difficult lives; but I don’t think it’s that important; it at least not our top priority; our priority is to prove to our enemy how loyal our people are to us”.
Which is far from true as Iranians are continuing to protest and calling out for Regime Change.