Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Khatami has 'Documents on Unethical Moves' During Elections

BBC Monitoring Service, Monsters and Critics:
Outgoing President Mohammad Khatami said here Wednesday [29 June], "Based on authentic evidence, I would reveal documents on unethical moves taken place in (recent presidential) election.

Speaking at Tehran's famous Qoba Mosque at a commemoration service for 72 martyrs of the dissolved Islamic Republic Party's Central Headquarters explosion on 28 June 1981 (7 Tir), President Khatami added, "In order to abide by the text of the covenant I have vowed with God and this nation and based on quite authentic documents, I have prepared a detailed dossier on violations of election laws before and during the voting.

The president said, "I would present copies of that dossier to he Supreme Leader, the Judiciary Chief and the President-Elect." READ MORE

He emphasized, "This service would be my last move in line with remaining faithful to the covenant I have vowed with God and the Iranian nation and I believe in order to secure and safeguard our volution's prestige, our personalities' reputation, and our national security the system has to uproot the origins of such violations."

The outgoing IRI president further reiterated, "The concerned officials would hopefully deal with the matter painstakingly."

Arguing that "If we abandon abiding by ethical rules we would be deprived of all other blessings at our disposal", he said, "Breaking ethical norms, ruining others' personalities, attributing baseless accusations to opponents is always condemnable, but if such moves are made against the revolution's assets they would be doubly as ugly."

President Khatami said, "Now such unethical accusations are condemned whether they are made against Hashemi Rafsanjani and Karrubi, or against Ahmadinezhad, Larijani and others."

Khatami stressed, "We need to dully tackle this problem once and for ever, particularly more so since it often occurs on the thresholds of the nation's political participation."

He said, "Yesterday it was Martyr Beheshti, today its is Hashemi Rafsanjani, and tomorrow, only God knows who would be exposed to such violations of ethical rules and such ugly accusations, but what are the roots of such unethical moves.?"


President Khatami encouraged the whole nation and the country's officials at all levels to assist President-Elect Ahmadinezhad, adding, "Yet, what should we do with this unhealthy atmosphere, ignoring it is not an easy job for the revolution's friends?"

Referring to the Supreme Leader's remarks on abundance of unethical moves conducted recently, he stressed, "Ignoring moralities is always undesirable, but doing so systematically is really worrisome."

He said, "And if such systematic unethical moves are conducted relying on political, spiritual, financial and intelligence backing of a state organ commissioned to safeguard the values, the catastrophe is of greater dimensions, and more catastrophic is when such moves are conducted in the name of the revolution and under the banner of values."

The president added, "Now if this phenomenon would be conducted relying on the backing of secret and semi-secret bands embedded in the society then we would be right in getting seriously worried about the foundations of the society."


Emphasizing that such immoral moves have astonishingly broad reflections inside and outside Iran, he said, "My government's greatest pride has been efforts aimed at uprooting political serial murders, although the phenomenon was unfortunately not uprooted."

President Khatami added, "Yet, today the Intelligence Ministry is among the system's most alert, most intelligent bodies in confrontation with threats, and the world's most ethical intelligent organization."

Khatami added, "Today no one is worried lest plots against society and nation would be hatched at that ministry, or scenarios for murdering individuals would be drafted there."

He emphasized, "Today the Intelligence Ministry safeguards the nation and the society's interests and the nation can feel proud of it, since fight against the roots of unethical deeds was conducted at that ministry."


Referring to the exalted personality of Martyr Beheshti and his martyred friends, President Khatami said, "The same murderers who assassinated those exalted personalities later issued communiques at capitals of the countries that always accuse us of terrorism, boasting about assassination our top political officials."

Khatami added, "Should we be accused of terrorist moves or those political leaders whose countries have become safe havens for greatest terrorists of the world, and yet they are not going to take any action against those terrorists?"

President Khatami ended his remarks arguing, "Ethical values are the human society's greatest lost gem, and our society is unfortunately no exception, and since we claim to have an Islamic system, and if ethics would be annihilated in a society the ground would be quite paved for nurturing of corruption and the corrupt."

Source: IRNA web site, Tehran, in English 1955 gmt 29 Jun 05

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If Khatami were serious about the problem of fraud in the election he would release the report of fraud to the public not to the Supreme Leader.