Rouhani and the Challenges of Political Reformations!

2013-06-10T083333Z_1265927669_GM1E96A18A801_RTRMADP_3_UKRAINE-INVESTMENT_0On June 14, 2013, a majority of Iranians voted to Hassan Rouhani to express their inclination to the path of moderation and their resentment of extremism. They voted to the candidate who promised to lift the security atmosphere from the academic scenes and stand up for the corporate laws and the rights of NGOs; one who aimed at bringing moralities back to politics, staying away from extremism and reviving the civil rights.

Iranians clearly remember the final days of Ahmadinejad’s stint when the inflation rate rocketed, the value of the country’s currency horribly descended and was ensued by the imposition of sanctions and economic instability all caused by his blatant policies toward the international community. Back then, the nuclear activities became a leverage to oppose the U.S. instead of serving the national interests.

Since Rouhani took the office, he only managed to bring a proportional balance back to the country, and, surely, he cannot remove all the hindrances left from Ahmadinejad’s time, for no sane mind would deny that can be highly time-consuming. However, that would not be out of any line should we expect developments in the country’s domestic policy, as the foreign policy and economy have both witnessed enhancements.

To see further freedom enter realization phases, none of the government’s commissioners are supposed to capitulate to what fairly few hardliners desire. Instead, there should be clever strategies devised to recreate social freedoms and renew peace while trying to prevent any instigation in the society.

In other words, true that treading on a path of moderation and avoiding rumor mongering appear to be virtuous features, but it all can lead to success on the condition that it does not equal losing resistance against illegitimate pressures denying national interests and confirming those of few. On June 14, 2013, people voted for Rouhani to rid of the previous extremism and the improper measures of the former government, and now await noticeable modifications. Under such circumstances, Rouhani has classified the reformations in the domestic policies under the realization of the nuclear agreement, which means should he be incapable of achieving a success in that case, the extremists will inflict chaos in the country that can even leave a severe impact on other aspects of Rouhani’s work. It will leave the country amid a whirlpool to lose its moderation style momentarily with no strategy to access within reach. Now, all are hoping for a success in the nuclear talks.

Reformists, pro-Rouhani Moderators, and also Conservative critics do know that should the nuclear negotiations not pan out with the west and the U.S., they shall see drastic changes in their social positions inside the country.


Power to Pit; a Folk Tale of Ahmadinejad’s Fellas

ahmadinejad-620x362Ahmadinejad’s cabinet have made it onto so incredibly fast a track down from thrones to dungeons, and the last to have his ticket is Mohammad Rouyanian; a famous figure who almost managed to give himself a boost to be recognized as a logo for Persepolis Football Club, but is now doing his time in jail mainly for his financial corruption lawsuit of $55.9 million prosecuted by the country’s Fuel Department, which takes, of course, a certain period should other cases from Persepolis FC not yank his chain and make him stay longer.

Now, there is no taboo on the apprehension of Ahmadinejad’s intimate members, neither on the disclosure of numerous financial corruptions in his cabinet. Mohammad Rouyanian is among the 8 wanted individuals who have been prosecuted as a result of unveiling the financial corruption cases in the Fuel Department. The identities of other 7 individuals have yet to be released.

Earlier, Gholam Hussein Mohseni Ajae’ei, the spokesman of the Judiciary, had stated that 3 members have been arrested, and the rest are bailed out. But to glean from the text who “the rest” really represents does remain a question. Mohammad Ali Pourmokhtar, the chairman of the Commission of Article 90, further said, “I do not have any awareness about Mr. Rouyanian’s apprehension, but his case relates to the Fuel Department, and I doubt if it is germane to Babak Zanjani’s case.” Nonetheless, the initial publication of Rouyanian’s bail-out was carried out by “Dana” News Website, and was later republished by Qanoon Newspaper, which led to its close-down.

The serial apprehension of Ahmadinejad’s governmental administrators and his intimate friends was sparked off after he staged his famous sitting of 11 days at his house in 2011. First, those close to Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, Ahmadinejad’s adviser, and the soothsayer called to be in the ring of his people, and later the Friday Imam of the President’s office, Mr. Amirifar received the prosecutor’s summons and went to prison. Once the apprehension came near Mashaei and Ahmadinejad’s vice president, Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Ahmadinejad began drawing his redlines as explicitly as possible to put an end to all the mess. Yet, the cases were constantly receiving burgeoning evidence which gradually pushed the related defendants to Evin Detention Center.

Issuing a sentence of 1 year of full imprisonment for Ahmadinejad’s Press Adviser, Javanfekr, pictured the fact that even redlines have gone thwarted. But, once Ahmadinejad’s term in office ended, his powerful Conservative rivals faced a rather more simplified path of what they had planned. While Mohammad Reza Rahimi had to go to the Department of Justice back and forth to attend prosecution and trial sessions, other peers of his were, too, given the chance to figure how detention feels like. On top of all the arrested, Saeed Mortazavi is the one whose sentences had sent countless numbers of journalists and Reformist activists to prison.

To enlist the names of the apprehended out of Ahmadinejad’s government requires a long time. But for the sake of familiarity, we can name: Mohammad Sharif Malekzadeh, Azadeh Ardakani, the chairwoman of the National Museum, Nematollah Pustindooz, the managing director of the National Copper Company of Iran, Alireza Ameri, the former managing director of Kish Free Zone, etc.

While Ahmadinejad and his fellas are sending signals about the reincarnation of their political activities to their rivals, should one look at the investigation lists the Parliament has filed and conducted through his 8-year stint, they can easily come to the belief that he will not have a pleasant time dealing with the challenges ahead of him.