ٌWANA ( June 24) Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, one of the conservative candidates in the upcoming Iranian elections, criticized President Rouhani, a reformist president in past terms, and Mohammad Javad Zarif, Rouhani’s Foreign Minister during his presidency, during one of his campaign gatherings, saying:


From 2011 to 2021 was not a good decade for our people (a reference to Hassan Rouhani’s tenure). The country’s average economic growth was less than 1 percent. The money supply grew by 26 times, and the Crona virus claimed hundreds of lives every day.


Some people say that the Parliament’s strategic law (adopted by the Iranian Parliament in 2020 to counter U.S. sanctions) was an obstacle to solving the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).

Shame is also a good thing. When Former U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from JCPOA, the government held press conferences and said that it would make a decision soon (reference to the Rouhani Government). It took several months, but they did nothing. The Parliament wisely passed the “Strategic Law.”


They said if we canceled implementing the ‘additional protocol’ (nonproliferation treaty), there would be a war. We canceled it. Was there a war? We increased Uranium enrichment to 20%. Did it cause a war? We increased it to 60%. Did it cause a war? These efforts made them accept and start negotiating with us.