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Khomeini revolution 'a British act': Ahmadinejad


Former President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized the revolution of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini against the regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi as "a British act", according to cleric Abbas Amiri Fer, a close associate of him.

"The Iranian revolution led by Khomeini was the work of Britain," Amiri Fer, a spokesman for the Iranian student news agency ISNA, was quoted by ISNA news agency as saying on Saturday during a private session attended by one of its attendees in the northern province of Welling.

Amiri said on Saturday that Ahmadinejad had made worse statements than I said (that the revolution was planned and the work of Britain), and because of the insulting words fired by Ahmadinejad, I left that meeting and cut off my relationship with him.

"If you look at recent interviews (Ahmadinejad), and worse, he insulted and insulted the supreme leader (Ali Khamenei)," says Amiri.

He added: "I am proud to announce to all that I am Sheikh Abbas Amiri Far, a member of the Revolutionary Guards at the rank of 19 is equivalent to (rank brigade) and I am still retired."

"The economic and other conditions under the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi regime were much better than the current situation," Ahmadinejad said in an interview on Feb. 26 after the leader attacked the situation in his country as "very bad."

"Social freedoms in Iran are now worse than that of Shah Reza Pahlavi," said Ahmadinejad, who ruled Iran for eight years. "The prisons are full of opponents of the heads of the three authorities. The judiciary does not allow for the slightest criticism."

The authorities in Tehran arrested Asfandiar Rahim Masha'i in March 2018 for insulting the judiciary and insulting its president, Sadiq Larijani, after the court sentenced 15-year-old former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a 15-year jail sentence for embezzlement and corruption.

The former president, Ahmadinejad, says his team is being harassed by Iranian authorities for defending political opponents and rejecting repressive judicial measures against them.