Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi Prepares for Iran’s Presidential Election

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Written By Mahmoud Sarvari

Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, the former interior minister of Iranian government, has revealed that he is preparing himself to take part in upcoming presidential election in the country which is scheduled to be held on next year.

Pour-Mohammadi said he is still counseling with the major politicians in Iran over his nomination for the top post in Iran. “I have worked and gave my best in the last 33 years to Islamic Republic of Iran. I know the strength and weak points of the current system so I’m able to propose unique and constructive solutions. I think I must enroll for the competition but I have not yet finalized my decision on this subject.” Pour-Mohammadi told a group of students in Kerman.

Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi used to serve as the interior minister of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s government. However Ahmadinejad preferred to oust Pour-Mohammadi due to some problems between them. After the incident Pour-Mohammadi became the number one objector of Iranian government.

He also said that the ministers and advisors of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are receiving great support from the president and they are seeking to abuse the governmental power to win the election and continue the operation of current government in Iran.

Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi was touted as a potential nonconservative rival to Ahmadeinejad in the June 12th 2009 Presidential Election, but like many candidates who publicly discussed the possibility of running, or who allowed rumors about their candidacy to spread, he has not put his name down for the ballot.