Criticizing the supreme leader

[In an IRIB program, the guest criticizes the supreme leader and the way he is running the country.]

Guest says: Our country is lawful, is principled, and must be managed with thought. So it must follow the rule of intersubjectivity.

Host asks: What does that mean?

Guest explains intersubjectivity and how it should work to question the leader: Intersubjectivity means that our Islamic jurists must be certain that the supreme leader is running the country according to Islamic law. It means they should ask the leader, “Your highness, Ayatollah Khamenei, where are the sources and what are the reasons for this decision that you made?” This is just an example.

The guest emphasizes everyone’s right to question Khamenei: Anyone in the society must be able to impeach the leader. It is their rights. And leader must be accountable. And if he cannot answer the question, he is automatically excused.

The guest criticizes the way the country is run: We need a mechanism. We should not make it more and more restricted day by day. I really feel day by day that the regime is acting like a guardian, acting by proxy. The country cannot be run by a leader only. One person cannot run the country by himself.