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Photos: Iran's Presidential Candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi among students at Isfahan University

Photos by Saman Aghvami, ISNA

Iran's presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi campaigned at Isfahan university on Saturday. A large group of passionate students had gathered to declare their support for Mousavi and to hear his speech.

Ahmadinejad policies weigh Iranians down: Mousavi

Press TV - Presidential hopeful Mir-Hossein Mousavi says the Ahmadinejad administration has failed to get its priorities straight in both economic and foreign affairs.

In his first televised speech on Friday afternoon, Mir-Hossein focused much of his criticism on incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's economic policies.

Mousavi said the president's handling of the economy has given a rise to the crippling inflation rate which currently stands at 25 percent and has weighed the Iranian people down.

According to Mousavi, the inflation and the sudden upsurge in prices are the main reasons behind the country's high rates of unemployment and addiction, as well as the rapid decline in the average income and public education.

Moussavi said Ahmadinejad's maladroit economic decisions, such as dissolving the Management and Planning Organization (MPO) tasked with allocating the national budget, has had many economic consequences.

He also took a swipe at Ahmadinejad's foreign policy agenda, saying it has isolated Iran in the international arena.

The last prime minister of Iran said the current government has failed to get its priorities straight. "Instead of investing in Iran's neighboring countries, the government has fixed eyes and poured money into Latin American states."

Moussavi is slated to try his luck against President Ahmadinejad in the country's 10th presidential elections, scheduled for June 12.

Former parliament speaker Mehdi Karroubi and Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei will also join the challenge.

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