Skip to comments.[Ex-Iranian President] Ahmadinejad Arrested for Inciting Violence
Posted on 01/06/2018 6:10:16 PM PST by nickcarraway
Al Quds Al Arabi on Saturday cited reliable sources in Tehran who said Iranian authorities ordered the arrest of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his visit to the city of Shiraz and that the arrest was made with the approval of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei after his remarks had been described as inciting unrest.
The independent pan-Arab daily newspaper, published in London, learned that the authorities intended to impose house arrest on Ahmadinejad.
Two weeks ago, on the Thursday that saw the start of anti-government protests in Iran, the former president, said in a speech to a crowd of residents of the city of Bushehr in southern Iran: Some of the current officials live away from the problems of the people and concerns, and do not know anything about the reality of society. He added that what Iran suffers today is mismanagement and not lack of economic resources.
The government of Hassan Rouhani believes that they own the land and that the people are a ignorant society that does not know anything, Ahmadinejad said. The people are angry at this government because of its monopoly on public wealth.
The former president said that Rouhani and his government team consider themselves a criterion for whats right, and do not accept any criticism or objection directed to their performance.
Ahmadinejads remarks came after an attack against him by President Hassan Rouhani earlier that Thursday, describing him as walking the path of confrontation with the regime.
Highlighting the weaknesses, the transient crises and the spreading of despair among the citizens is a course of confrontation with the regime, the Iranian presidents website quoted Rouhani as saying that Thursday, which was referring, in turn, to Khameneis criticism of Ahmadinejad the previous Wednesday. Both were responding to Ahmadinejads recent anti-government remarks.
In 2013, limited to two terms under the Iranian constitution, Ahmadinejad supported Rouhanis opponent in the presidential race, but it was Rouhani who won and assumed office. On April 12, 2017, Ahmadinejad announced his intention to run for a third term, against the objections of the Supreme Leader. His nomination was rejected by the Guardian Council.
It's an interesting tactic -- trying to associate the former Holocaust-denying leader of Iran with the current uprising. Thanks nickcarraway.
Over the price of eggs?
The shoe is on the other foot.
Achmadinnerjacket is a pro at stuff like this. There is evidence that he was a key player in the islamic revolution that overthrew the shah and imprisoned the American diplomats. If hes involved the uprising in any way things could go badly for the citizens
Has yet to be brought to justice for leading the taking of the American hostages from the Embassy in the Seventies.
Ahmadinejad was about 22 and supposedly at the university then. He joined the Revolutionary Guard in 1986.
Sounds good to me.
I still think he looks like a chimp
What ever bad happens to Madman Imadingleberry is deserved.
[ Arresting a former President (for inciting violence)? ]
Yes, sounds VERY GOOD to me as well.
In fact, an EXCELLENT idea. Let’s see if people can guess who I am thinking of.......
Just like the little Pol Pot commie pigs, mudslimes EAT THEIR OWN!!
Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
Never thought Id hear from Imindeedajerk again.
“Over the price of eggs?”
Apparently, there is more to it than that. The egg price thing may have just been spin - like when the said that the protests were over.
The former President is in jail, the revolution is eating itself, crowds are still in the streets around the country, the death toll continues to rise.
Imanutjob is the closest thing to a “populist” in Iran.
If the mullahs are arresting their own in must be going badly for them.
As much as I hated him, it goes to show you that the next guy can be worse.
Local radio guy used to call him “Imawantinjihad”
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