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Reformists slammed in Tehran Friday Mass

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Iranian hardliner, Ahmad Jannati continued slamming the reformists in the Friday Mass Prayers in Tehran today. The head of Iran's Guardian Council ridiculed Mohammad Khatami's conditions set for the participation of reformists in the elections and said: "The people do not believe in you. Who would vote for you?"

Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati (file photo)

Jannati maintained that the reformists should completely withdraw form Iranian politics.

He accused the reformist of being anti-Revolutionary and using the words of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, said that they "failed their test" in the past elections.

The Islamic Republic hardliners say that the challengers of Ahamdinejad's victory in the past election were involved in a conspiracy to topple the government.

Millions participated in peaceful rallies in Tehran and other cities in June 2009. However, on June 19, the Supreme Leader Khamenei ordered crackdown on further protests. Tens of protesters have died in subsequent protests when they were confronted violently by the security forces and the Basij militia. Hundreds of protesters have also been detained and subjected to harsh treatment in prisons.

The opposition however denies these allegations and insists that the ballot was rigged and call for open and transparent elections which they claim is fully guaranteed in the existing constitution.

Mohammad Khatami recently told the reformist MPs that they can participate in the next parliamentary elections only if the all political prisoners are released, political parties are allowed open activity and the elections are conducted in a legal and open manner.

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