Iran presidential candidate Velayati criticizes immoralities in presidential debate
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.8 /Trend F.Eminli/
Iran presidential candidate Ali-Akbar Velayati has criticized immoralities in the Friday's presidential debate, the Mehr News Agency reported.
"I had to disclose some issues about obstacles in nuclear talks," Velayati said. I have never said anything regarding some obstacles which have impeded progress in the nuclear talks just for the sake of the national interests and recommendations of the Supreme Leader, he added. We should observe moralities in such debates, he said.
Former foreign minister Velayati has promised to fix country's foreign relations.
Velayati said that if he is elected president, he will improve Iran's relations with neighboring countries and use the country's full potential to prevent further sanctions.
However, he stressed that Iran will not surrender to the West's pressure in regards to the country's nuclear program.
The senior advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution also called for a huge turnout in the upcoming elections.
Expediency Council secretary Mohsen Rezaei, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili, former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, President of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, former First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi will compete in the presidential election which will be held on June 14, 2013.
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.