Khamenei’s uncle asks him to change his policies before it is too late

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran September 14, 2007. (File photo: AFP)

Hossein Mirdamadi, the uncle of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has addressed a warning to Khamenei through a public letter saying that social and political stability in Iran is at risk unless Khamenei reviews and modifies his current policies and practices.

In the letter that was published on Thursday by “Kalima” website that is close to Iran’s Green opposition, Mirdamadi criticized the behavior of Khamenei towards prominent figures like Hashami Rafsanjani, Mohammad Khatami, Mehdi Karroubi, Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard. They were all repressed by Khamenei just because they had different opinions regarding internal issues.

Mirdamadi said in his letter that there is still time to make changes and there is still hope. He asked his nephew to install love, peace and dignity instead of violence, hatred and killings.

One of Mirdamadi’s specific demands is that Khamenei end the imprisonment of Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi, and Zahra Rahnavard, the leaders of Iran’s Green opposition movement that have been under house arrest since the 2009 protests.

He also criticized Khamenei for his decision to prevent Mohammad Khatami, Iran’s former president from attending the funeral of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Former Iranian president, Mohammad Khatami, had called on the supreme guide Ali Khamenei, to reconcile with the internal opposition after the departure of Rafsanjani.

Observers believe that the death of Rafsanjani is a setback for the moderate and reformist currents in all political, social and economic fields, especially that presidential elections are looming in the horizon.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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