IRGC chief has openly admitted that the political and cultural situation in Tehran is far from ideal which poses security threat to the regime. He has also threatened that IRGC and Basij cannot remain indifferent and they have plans to address the situation.
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei with Basij head Mohammad Reza Naqhdi and IRGC chief Mohammad Ali Jafari IRGC and military commanders who are appointed by Khamenei
Following is the news article as reported by Mehr News Agency along with a couple of related news that shows the divisions among the regime.
Enemies reckoning on outbreak of unrest in Tehran: IRGC chief
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Saturday that the security issues facing the capital city of Tehran are of high importance because the enemies have counted on a possible outbreak of unrest in the metropolis.
IRGC Chief Mohammad Ali Jafari
He also said that political and cultural situation in Tehran is far from ideal due to years of negligence, adding that the Basij and the IRGC cannot remain indifferent and have plans to correct the current situation.
Forty-two lawmakers have signed a petition, which calls for the removal of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's son-in-law, Mahdi Khorshidi-Azad, who was appointed as the director of the Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI) on Monday.
MPs believe that Khorshidi-Azad does not have the professional qualifications needed for running one of the most specialized state organizations. `
State Inspectorate Organization Director Mostafa Pourmohammadi has said that he is the living proof of the existence of the deviant current.
In an interview with the Javan newspaper published on Tuesday, the former interior minister said, "Less than 10 months after my presence in the government, I was told to leave the government."
He also said that the matter of serious concern is that the associates of this current have been said to have links with officials at the executive branch of the government.
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