Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottakki says “the new president of America must be committed to his promise of ‘change….’ From an Iranian perspective there has not been major foreign policy difference between Democrats and the Republicans for three decades.”
Former intelligence minister Ali Fallahian (and current member of Assembly of Experts): “Supporting the ninth government [Ahmadinejad's] and its achievements is a necessity…the government must state its track record and defend its programs…”
Vice president Rahimi refutes allegations of attempting to bribe parliamentarians to abstain from impeaching interior minister Ali Kordan. Rahimi also adds MP Heydari had demanded 100,000,000 Rials to support Kordan, and not the 50,000,000 that the government is accused of having tried to bribe the parliamentarians with.
Sarmayeh quotes Colonel Mohammad-Ali Shoja’e Heydaim head of the political and elections bureau of Kerman General Governorate: “The unknown soldiers of the Imam of the Era [the special operation forces] preserve the Ahmadinejad government…Ahmadinejad is the apogee of goodness and propagator of virtues. Therefore, the Imam of the Era is smiling. This [the Ahmainejad government] is the reason behind happiness of the Imam of the Era.”
Eraghi, chief of the Mohammad Rasoul-Allah IRGC Unit of Greater Tehran, reports a comprehensive Basij operation in Tehran to improve security in cooperation with the city police, the Law Enforcement Forces, police stations and judicial authorities.
Bar Association and the Journalist Association to soon have their own Basij cells.