Member of Islamic Coalition Party: “If Ahmadinejad is deposed, a problem will not occur for the regime”

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Hamid Reza Taraghi, a prominent member of the Islamic Coalition Party, in an interview  with Asr-e Iran, has said that while the regime “in the next couple of months has the capacity to tolerate Ahmadinejad, if Ahmadinejad is to be deposed, a problem will not occur for the regime.”

Taraghi went on: “In the end efforts will be made to see this government reaches its culmination, but if it doesn’t, we are not very worried that a problem will occur in the country. Naturally, if someone is after disrupting the conditions of the country, he is playing a role in the enemy’s puzzle and the regime can solve these kinds of issues.”

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Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani, the head of the judiciary announced that he considers President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s statements made in the Majles this past Sunday a “crime,” but will remain silent because of the “interests of the regime” and the “order of the Leader.”

Larijani also threatened the prospect of revelations of his own regarding the President and his clique, stating that they were involved in “economic, doctrinal and practical corruption.”

“That which took place in the Majles on Sunday was very bitter for the nation and I consider the innuendoes the president has made about the respectful judges of the Judiciary and respectful representatives of the Majles and heads of the branches of government as false and calumnious and contrary to all the legal standards and the shariah. At present because of the interests of the regime and obedience to the orders of the Supreme Leader of the Revolution I will be silent and at another opportunity will speak at length about the nature of the deviant current and the seditionists and reveal their economic, doctrinal and practical corruption.”

Hojjat al-Islam Qassem Ravanbakhsh, a leading member of the Endurance Front of the Islamic Revolution, close to Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi, has claimed in the course of a meeting in Mashhad, that Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the head of the Expediency Discernment Council, is endeavouring to “exaggerate” the country’s economic problems and represent the regime in a state of “crisis.”

Ravanbakhsh continued, stating, “[Hashemi Rafsanjani] with the same manoeuvre [as that which he undertook to end the Iran-Iraqi war], today wants to give a second “poisoned chalice” to the Supreme Leader until he says there is no other path except a national unity government, in the shadows of which we have relations with America and settle the nuclear issues.”

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has expressed Iran’s readiness to offer Egypt a “big loan”. Ahmadinejad told the Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram, “I had already announced that we are ready to offer a big loan and also multiple services to our Egyptian brothers.”

Ahmadinejad, however, stressed that no change had occurred as of yet in Iranian-Egyptian relations: “In the last two years no change has been obtained, but dialogue between us has increased. Mohammad Morsi, the Egyptian president, has travelled to Tehran and in Cairo he has also met with the Foreign Minister [of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi]. We [also] have had contact regarding the Syrian crisis with one another.”