Presidential hopeful Rezaei: Iran was given big promises and little rewards
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 7 /Trend S.Isayev, D. Khatinoglu/
Iran was given big promises and little rewards from Western countries during the ruling of the reformist government, Secretary of Iran Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei said, IRIB News reported.
Rezaei made the remarks at the debates between Iranian presidential candidates on live television.
Earlier today, Iranian presidential candidates have started the third debates on live television in Iran.
Previously, the debates were held on economic and cultural issues. The third debates are about domestic and foreign policy issues, and also nuclear program.
"During Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidency we took unnecessary risks without planning and clear goals," Rezaei said. "We should have paid more attention, and should have shown more diplomacy and wisdom. Now we have more expenses and more problems."
Rezaei also noted that when Javier Solana was the chief of the EU Security Council, him and former head of Iran's Supreme Security Council Ali Larijani reached good common grounds, however due to enemies in Iran who had different positions, the talks between Larijani and Solana didn't reach a suitable result.
On June 14, Iranians will go to over 66,000 polling stations across the country to cast their votes, while some 285 polling stations will be set up for Iranian nationals in other countries.
The voters will select the successor of the current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is not able to participate in the elections for the third term according to the country's constitutional laws.
The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election and the Guardian Council vets the candidates for qualifications.