After minister’s impeachment, critics of Rouhani grow louder

After President Hassan Rouhani’s Reformist-minded science minister was impeached on Aug. 20, conservative politicians in parliament along with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his representatives have continued to criticize the president and the administration.

During a meeting with Rouhani’s Cabinet on Aug. 27, Ayatollah Khamenei indirectly lent his support to the impeachment of Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, who was accused of having close ties to the 2009 election protests, often referred to in Iran as the “sedition.”

“The issue of the sedition and seditionists is an important issue and a red line that the ministers should adhere to, as they said they would in their vote of confidence sessions [with parliament],” Khamenei said.

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