Iran hopefuls warned against name, shame tactics

June 8, 2009 - 0:0

In a statement released on Saturday, Ayatollah Qorban-Ali Dorri-Najafabadi asserted that leveling accusations and allegations without providing any corroborative evidence is “against the law”.

“Allegations of misconduct should be first legally substantiated before being made public,” said Dorri-Najafabadi. “Election candidates should avoid resorting to false accusations, and invasion of privacy against one another.”
The Iranian Attorney General said that the candidates should promote a sense of fair play in the presidential fray and avoid acting in a manner that would inadvertently secure the interests of Iran’s Western opponents.
Over the past few days, Iran’s four presidential contenders have engaged in an unprecedented war of words that has further fed the election frenzy in the country.
Iran’s Presidential election, which is the tenth since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in the 1979, will take place this coming Friday.
Incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing a tough challenge from a lineup of heavyweight politicians, including Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the last Iranian prime minister, Mehdi Karroubi, a former Parliament speaker, and Mohsen Rezaei, a former senior military commander.
(Source: Press TV)