A strange message sent by former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Russian President Vladimir Putin included a veiled attack on Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, for his long-term arrest since 1989 of the reins of power. As in the letter that Al-Arabiya.net learned about its order from the newspaper that it had seen, the British “The Times” Today’s issue, indications of his desire to return to politics again, and to run in the presidential elections scheduled for next June in Iran.
*) Ahmadinejad, the 64-year-old who is described frankly, is not satisfied with Khamenei’s stay in power for nearly 32 years, nor that anyone else has sought to stay there for a long time as well, so he sent Putin a message that did not mention the “Times” when he sent it and how, but he wrote it “based on The close relations between the two countries in recent decades, “and in which he urges him not to extend his rule indefinitely, by saying:” The historical experience of man has not recorded a good reputation for rulers who, in one way or another, sought to make their term of office unlimited, “as he put it.
He also told him: “The right to rule and determine the fate belongs to the people,” criticizing Putin’s constant use of loopholes in the Russian constitution to obtain new terms in office, and he read what he wrote with the phrase: “This basic right is what God has granted to human beings, and no Any individual, group, or force has the right to dispossess or limit it, that is, to determine its duration as it appears.
M It is important to remember that Ahmadinejad tried in 2017 to run for a third presidential term, after a mandatory recess. Khamenei tried to persuade him at first not to proceed with what he had intended. Of the guide, who is currently 81 years old.
As for his desire to return to politics, his hint of it came with the phrase: “In fact, after at least one term of office has been assumed by others, the opportunity and the possibilities are revived for them to enter the arena (again), if they wish,” explaining His warning to leaders who try to remain in office forever “applies only to continuous rule,” not intermittent rule, that is, like his case in which he was president from 2005 to 2013 during which he was known for his populist anti-Western rhetoric, and a constant threat to Israel.
It appears that Ahmadinejad was the one who sought in some way to reveal the content of his message, which coincided with the arrival of Muhammad Baqer Qalibaf, Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, last Sunday, to Moscow, on a visit that ends today, Tuesday. It has a “personal message” from Khamenei to Putin, who will not meet him due to the restrictions of the Coronavirus, according to what Al-Arabiya.net has reported, which was transmitted by agencies about Qalibaf’s visit, in which he is accompanied by the heads of the parliamentary energy, agriculture, foreign policy and national security committees, and in which the two met with his counterpart The Russian Federation, Vyacheslav Volodin, and to the Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.