Providing comments on Mohammad Khatami’s recent statement that if unchecked, extremist political views are likely to repeat past assassination attempts, lawmaker Mohammad Karimi Qoddusi said "The Supreme National Security Council must pursue such statements,” Fars reports.
He added "We are worried that such statements by Mr. Khatami may be a way of showing the way to his fellow thinkers. What Mr. Khatami did is in fact a way of giving the address.”
Qoddusi further said "During his presidential term there were many instances of insecurity, instances which were unprecedented in number and orientation.”
He stated that Khatami’s policy is based on creating crisis and added that the former President used to attempt to "transmute the system.”
"The Supreme National Security Council must require with what justification Mr. Khatami relates throwing a shoe to acts of physical assassination,” the lawmaker demanded.
Qoddusi maintained that the country is currently in a most desirable state of security and added "We are only worried that such seditionists as Mr. Khatami might get back on the scene.”
He further asserted "The country’s security issues have to do with the government, because such organizations as the Ministry of Intelligence are supervised by the government. Therefore Mr. Khatami’s statement comes at the expense of the government.”