Rouhani Warns Regime would Collapse if Cabinet weakened

Rouhani Warns Regime would Collapse if Cabinet weakened

Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 09:45
Iran's President Rouhani together with his counterparts Putin and Erdogan attend a joint news conference following their meeting in Sochi. Reuters
London - Adel Salemi
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that the regime's 'ship might sink' if non-government bodies continued to receive support, while the government is weakened.

Speaking in a cabinet session on Wednesday, he offended critics of his government, stressing that some are weakening its role in order to support other bodies.

“If the ship of the regime sinks, no party will be spared,” he said.

Three weeks ago, Rouhani declared that, “When the revolution happened, we were all together aboard the train of the revolution; some of us decided to get off the train.”

He considered all bodies, forces, regime entities and institutions in charge infront of the people, highlighting that everyone should be held accountable and that constitution should be applied.

This is the third response by the government within 24 hours, after the Iranian parliament announcement, on Tuesday, that Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiee and Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi will be impeached.

On Wednesday, Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati was also summoned due to farmers’ problems and frustration.

In another context, Iranian agencies broadcasted, Tuesday, a video in which the government spokesman slammed those who suspected the government statistics.

He also offended the media that is criticizing Rouhani and threatened it with judiciary prosecution.

Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military adviser to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said last month that the government is providing unrealistic statistics about the economic growth and the creation of job opportunities.

Safavi added that this hasn’t been felt by Iranians in which every household has an unemployed member.

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