Iran's efforts to become a monoparty regime are doomed to defeat, said the former speaker of the Iranian Parliament
Mehdi Karrubi, the official news site of the National Confidence Party "sahamnews" reported.
The Secretary-General of the National Confidence Party, a former presidential candidate and leader of the reformists Mehdi Karrubi called "doubtful" the last speech of Ahmadinejad on political parties and freedom in the country. According to Karrubi, "the republic itself means a multiparty system."
Several days ago, the Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at one of the Iranian universities that some of the values of the revolution disappeared with the emergence of various political fronts. Ahmadinejad said that "in our regime, there is only one party, the Party of Regions". This statement was criticized by some political figures.
"The true meaning of the republic is the legitimate activities of the various parties, groups, various political fronts in public life. On the other hand, in Islam there is also a multi-party system," said Karrubi.
Karrubi said that the statement against a multiparty system comes from a misunderstanding of Islam. This is contrary to the beliefs of Shia and Sunni scientists, he said.