Ahmad Salek in an interview pointed to the President-elect’s meeting with lawmakers and said "In the joint meeting I gave Mr. Rouhani a letter in which I made the important characteristics of the Minister of Culture clear.”
"In the letter I emphasized that the Minister of Culture must be a religious scholar who can understand the content of religious matters, and that he must also be revolutionary and experienced in the field of culture,” he continued.
The former President Mohammad Khatami had said earlier that Rouhani's minister of culture will be the Reformist Ahmad Masjed-Jamei.
Salek added "Mr. Rouhani must avoid using agents who are in the sedition and deviant currents. We cannot leave the country’s culture in the hands of those that depend on opposing currents.”
He also added "In the joint meeting Rouhani mentioned many issues, some of which need questioning and criticism, in other words, maybe he could speak with a different language and with more precision, especially regarding his statistics on unemployment.”
Salek further said "In the joint meeting Mr. Rouhani stated that 100 days after he receives the government, he will announce what he was given and what he will have to do. He made statements against the government while the on same day the Supreme Leader mentioned the government’s strong points. There was no need for Mr. Rouhani to mention some issues. It is expected that when he decides to state his evaluations after 100 days he will say what bad, corrupt thing he received. I hope that problems are not mentioned in that way.”