Presidential election in Iran is in June and it seems Ahmadinejad has plan for his 25 years long friend Mr. Rahim Mashaei !
As we get closer to June 12,2013 ( Presidential Election day) , More and more we see Mr. Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei in the news, particularly in pro-Government newspapers and websites. Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei and Ahmadinejad are close friend for more than 25 years and he is also father in- law of Ahmadinejad's son. When Ahmadinejad became president ,Esfandiar Rahim Mashahei served as chief manger of presidents office and when Mr. Mashaei with a radical Islamic position ( Hojatieh) took populist position and posed as a nationalist mixing the caliph dynasty of 651 AD with Achaemenid dynasty of 540 BC, many clergies and Ayatollah's spoke and warned about his views and called him with the term " Enherafi " ( meaning diversion ). Some clergies blame him for putting influence and making Ahmadinejad to shift from pro Islam and pro clergies into a more nationalist - populist with Latin American style and anti-clergies position.Currently Mashaei serve as head of the office of Islamic Republic on none aligned movement.Today in " National Ceremony welcoming Nowrouz" Ahmadinejad awarded Mashaei with a cultural medal .
In this event , Ahmadinejad raised Mashaei's hand and called him as " Spring person" . He said : "Mashaei is a person of Spring,spring,spring and the Nation of Iran were always after Spring".
The past events about Ahmadinejad's support for Mashaei and this one brought concern on social circles that Ahmadinejad is endorsing Mashaei's candidacy for presidential election and a kind of Russian post Gorbachev " Putinist " election policy.
to be continued .....