Iran’s state newspaper claims that two former ministers from the Ahmadinejad administration have written to “a high-ranking official of the system” to create a committee to “take control of the executive administration of the country for the next year.”
Yadollah Javani, a senior Revolutionary Guards official, says some of the Islamic Republic establishment and prominent figures are calling for compromise with world powers and the re-establishment of relations with the United States.
On May 30, 2012 Reza Pahlavi, son of Iran’s last monarch Mohammadreza Pahlavi, held a press conference in The Hague in connection with the report he had earlier submitted to the UN Security Council accusing Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader, Seyyed Ali Khamenei of crimes against humanity to suppress dissent in Iran.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei spoke out against the persistent disputes between the administration and Parliament, emphasizing that MPs should refrain from constant protests against the executive branch simply to prove Parliament’s independence.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei says the West “lies” about Iran’s nuclear program, adding that its sanctions against Iran are “ineffective.”