IRAN: Nation headed for 'disintegration' if crisis festers, former candidate warns
Presidential candidate Mohsen Rezai, the sole conservative candidate who ran and lost against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in last month's marred elections, issued a pointed statement late Sunday night warning of "disintegration" of the country's Islamic system if the quarreling sides didn't settle their disputes.
The most important thing for us stems from regional and international conditions of Iran. Should we lose what we've gained after three centuries we would never retrieve them in as many centuries. Ignoring our historical status and serving the interests of a specific faction would be a treason against millions of Iranians.
Imprisoning the revolution politically is an unpardonable sin. Political disputes should not keep us from progress in economy and culture. We have no option but practicing unity to push ahead with the Islamic revolution.
Anyone who has committed a mistake in the recent post-election events should compensate for and those who were damaged should be indemnified. We need cooperation and brotherhood. We have to respect civil rights.
Political justice is more significant than economic justice. If we cannot let others participate in the state affairs, we are sailing into uncharted waters. Today, the Iranian society is at loggerheads with the supporters of the Islamic Republic. The revolution's family is flooded with accusations and certain groups describe them as new hypocrites. Is it not a conspiracy to pit the supporters of the regime against one another to set the stage for disintegration?
The Bush administration and the Zionists failed to blunt Iran's growing influence in the region and they contemplated implosion. The best instrument to that effect was taking advantage of ignorance and emotionalism of certain individuals.
Irrational sensationalism and fanaticism have been as effective as the interference of foreign powers in the recent events in Iran. Misters [Mir-Hossein] Mousavi, Ahmadinejad and [Mehdi] Karroubi have no other solution but to sit together if they intend to serve national interests.