Rouhani Govt. Accuses Presidential Candidates of Attacking its 8-Year Legacy
The Iranian government is accusing some presidential candidates of targeting achievements it made over the last eight years under President Hassan Rouhani.
Attacks on Rouhani’s governance coincided with former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declaring he would boycott upcoming presidential elections if the Guardian Council rejects his bid to run the race scheduled for June 18.
“Regrettably, some candidates have based their election campaign on bias, and without taking into account the economic war, unprecedented sanctions, and the coronavirus pandemic,” said government spokesman Ali Rabiei.
Without naming candidates, Rabiei accused some of having entered the electoral battle with a negative attitude but voiced hope for “positive electoral campaigns.”
Rabiei also backed recommendations made by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei for ensuring maximum voter turnout and noninterference in who people elect.