Raisi no less powerful than Rouhani: Javad Larijani

April 27, 2017

TEHRAN – Ebrahim Raisi is no less powerful in executive affairs than Hassan Rouhani, said Mohammad Javad Larijani, deputy Judiciary chief Judiciary for international affairs and dean of the Basic Sciences Research Center.

Raisi can be effective in fighting corruption, Larijani said, adding that Rouhani also lacked direct executive experience prior to presidency.

Larijani also criticized Rouhani for his foreign policy, saying, “To hammer things out with the sheriff would only entail eliminating and humiliating us.”

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