Ansar May Want Vote Back
29 Jul 2009 18:08
Ansar-e hezbollah warns Ahmadinejad that they may have to take back their votes
[TEHRAN BUREAU] Source: Tabnak After a barrage of harsh criticism from the Principlist camp over the past few days, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was dealt another blow, this time from a hardline weekly affiliated with Ansar-e hezbollah.
"Mr. Ahmadinejad, apologize to the nation!" read the headline of the Ya Lassarat editorial, warning the president of the consequences of his actions. Should Ahmadinejad decide to continue in this manner, Ansar-e hezbollah said it would ask its supporters to take back their votes.
"Our vote was not [cast] for an individual, it was [cast] for the values of Islamic Revolution and allegiance to the rule of the just jurisprudence [Leader]."
"We must tell you, Mr. Ahmadinejad, that our criteria in voting for you was your indisputable allegiance to the Leadership. But now we see that you, in the past week, have done things that raise questions about your allegiance to the Leader... because of the appointment of Rahim Masha'i, and the removal of the ministers whose allegiance to the leadership you cannot doubt, and whose [the removed ministers] only fault was reminding you to obey the order of the Leadership.
"Your hesitation in carrying out the Leader's orders has led us to begin to assume that your love for a person such as Masha'i is far greater than your love for the Leader. Of course we hope that we are mistaken."
"We would like you to be aware that in the event you repeat, persist with such behavior, we will have no choice but to ask you to return our votes."