Mousavi's wife to file complaint against Ahmadinejad

Iran Materials 5 June 2009 16:52 (UTC +04:00)

Presidential hopeful Mir-Hossein Mousavi's wife, Zahra Rahnavard, is going to file a complaint against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Rahnavard told Press TV on Friday that she would file a complaint against the president unless he formally apologizes to her family for violating their "privacy", to her for "spreading false information" and to the Iranian nation as well.

"If the President does not apologize within the next 24 hours, I will file a compliant against him," she added.

In a Wednesday debate with his rival Mousavi, President Ahmadinejad accused Rahnavard of studying at two universities at the same time while she was a government employee, receiving two master's degrees and obtaining her doctorate without an entrance exam.

In his wife's defense, Mousavi said that Rahnavard had studied for ten years to receive a doctorate and hit back at Ahmadinejad for adopting "an immoral strategy" by the move of attacking a candidate's spouse.

Rahnavard had earlier welcomed any investigation into her master's and Ph. D. degrees.

"I urge those who are doubtful about my degrees to gather factual information," Qalamnews website quoted Rahnavard as saying.

"Character assassination is in contrast with Islamic ethics," she added.