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Rouhani's regime in trouble due to IRGC domination

Rouhani accuses media outlets directed by Khamenei of spreading rumors
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei - File photo
A conflict erupted between the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei, due to Rouhani's rejection to pay salaries for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

The president refused to approve their share in the proposed military budget, saying that the state's budget cannot afford paying for two military powers, the national army and the IRGC, according to Iranian MP Javad Karimi Ghodoosi, who attacked the president's stance.

Rouhani responded to the request of the IRGC commander Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri saying: "The armed forces' budget should be spent on defending the country, instead of spending it on media and cultural group that sabotage the country, which is legally and religiously forbidden," according to Ghodoosi.

"The IRGC is funding organizations and newspapers to spread negative propaganda against the government," Rouhani added.

Through a video posted on his official website, Ghodoosi accused Rouhani of compiling with the European orders of dissolving the IRGC.

"Europeans are the ones ordered Rouhani to cancel one of the two forces, the army or IRGC," Ghodoosi said.

Ghodoosi, one of Khamenei's trustees, has previously stated that Rouhani purported his people that the nuclear deal he inked in 2015 with western powers, led by the US, will bring property to the country and make Iran a greatest power in the world, so he told them their lives should be more liberal, not Islamic.

"Rouhani sold the deal as a victory to the Iranian diplomacy," Ghodoosi said.

Iran's policies, which based on intervening in the domestic affairs of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen, costs Iran between $20-40 billion annually, according to Iranian economic experts.

Experts expected that the Rouhani's regime is threatened of toppling by mass protests nationwide, due to the deteriorated economic conditions.
Last Modified: Saturday، 17 March 2018 12:32 AM
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