May 4, 2021
Ardabil Imam Criticises Candidates Comments on Hijab
The Friday Imam and representative of the Supreme Leader in Ardabil criticised candidates who say that the hijab is not mandatory. The Prayer leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Hasan Ameli, made the comments at a gathering for Qadr night, one of the holiest nights of Ramadan, and the anniversary of the assassination of the First Imam of Shi’ism, Ali. Ayatollah Ameli’s comments were most likely allusions to candidates such as Ali Motahari and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who have made controversial statements regarding the hijab laws of Iran.
April 23, 2021
Ahmadinejad Declares a Conspiracy to Delay Election
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told supporters in Ardabil today that efforts were underway to delay the elections, and Iran’s “decision-makers” had purchased an island to which they will flee if the Iranian people rise up. Ahmadinejad added that the “decision-makers” would use COVID as an excuse to postpone the election if they suspected the result would not be in their favour. Recently a former confident of Ahmadinejad, Abdol-Reza Davari, stated that Ahmadinejad’s campaign is built on the message that the Islamic Republic is about to collapse, and that the government has abandoned the people.