Haghshenas: Conservatives not Happy with Rouhani’s Choice of Ministers
Iran’s conservative political parties have recently accused new president Hassan Rouhani of overusing reformist politicians in his cabinet. Accordingly Hassan Rouhani is suggested to select conservatives for country’s top posts.
Mohammad Javad Haghshenas, the deputy head of the Reformists Front party, says conservative political parties are literally not interested in cooperating with Hassan Rouhani over managing the country in the best possible way.
“If Hassan Rouhani appoints conservative politicians as his deputies and ministers, the right-wing political parties will not help him that much. They are mainly opposed with Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani, and they express their disagreements under any excuses.” Haghshenas said on Saturday.
Hassan Rouhani, a member of the Expediency Council, won a landslide victory in June 14 presidential elections. Keyhan, Iran and Ettelaat newspapers, which are operating under the tutelage of conservatives, have already criticized Rouhani for selecting ‘inexperienced’ politicians.
According to Mohammad Haghshenas, the Iranian nationals are looking for massive changes and Rouhani should respond them appropriately. “In recent eight years, conservatives have failed to create an ideal condition for the country. Now it’s reformists’ turn. Conservative political parties must understand the reality and allow Rouhani to do his job.”
The former editor in chief of banned Etemad Melli newspaper also believes that Rouhani’s ministers are among the most educated politicians of Islamic Republic of Iran. “I strongly believe that this cabinet can help Iran. I hope the Members of Parliament (who should approve Rouhani’s choice of ministers) review the conditions meticulously.
Hossein Shariatmadari, Iran’s Supreme Leader’s Appointee to Keyhan Daily, is among the most famous objectors of Hassan Rouhani. However Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has personally asked conservatives to help the new president.