Hossein Shariatmadari Urges Iran’s New President to Follow Orders of Supreme Leader
After the end of Iran’s presidential election, many analysts and politicians anticipated massive changes in Iran’s foreign diplomacy. Hassan Rowhani, Iran’s next president, has announced that he will work out with the officials of U.S. in the hope of removing economic embargoes on Iran.
Hossein Shariatmadari, the managing director of Kayhan daily newspaper, says the officials of Islamic Republic will still follow the guidelines of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. According to Iran’s Constitution, only the Supreme Leader can call for changes in Iran’s relationships with Western countries, especially the United States.
“Fortunately, Western governments failed to pursue their hostile policies against Islamic Republic during Iran’s 2013 presidential election. At this time, Iran is not being threatened by any external dangers posed by U.S. and Israel.” Hossein Shariatmadari told local media.
Shariatmadari praised all the candidates competed for Iran’s top post in the most recent election. “They treated professionally, and they actually satisfied Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Even after concluding the election, all nominees congratulated Rowhani’s victory expressing their sincere support.”
Hossein Shariatmadari also referred to the behavior of Haddad Adel, who withdrawn from the election earlier. “His behavior was unique and respectable. The younger politicians should learn and understand Haddad Adel’s smart moves during the election.”
The appointee of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Kayhan newspaper also went on to express his admiration for the Leader. “I believe that the next president of Iran will follow the orders of Supreme Leader.” Currently, there are some disparities between the views of Ayatollah and Iranian reformist president, Hassan Rowhani, over establishing new ties with Western states.