Tehran: Hardliners in Iran’s parliament have been escalating their conflict with President Hasan Rouhani since the new Shura Council was formed, threatening to remove him from office.
In a tweet yesterday, MP Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani threatened to topple Rouhani for “failing to address economic problems and issues related to rising cost of living and housing prices and calling for talks with the US”.
Meanwhile, heads of 12 parliament-affiliated committees sent a letter to President Rouhani urging him to “change his administration’s policies before it’s too late”.
They called on him to look, on his way to his office, at faces of children searching for food in rubbish bins and the elderly who are still working.
Some new legislators from the hardline groups said they will interrogate Rouhani or depose him for his failures, while others threatened to bring him to justice, but analysts are uncertain whether Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei will allow that to happen.