Host describes the focus of the program and how it is divided into 2 parts: Hello. Today we want to go to a well-known figure of the regime, a devious mullah called Rouhani. But since this agent of the regime has a long history in committing crimes, we will divide his records into 2 parts. The first part, with which we will deal today, will be about his activities before becoming the regime’s president. In the next program, we will deal with his activities during his presidency.
He starts with Rouhani’s changing his family name: Hassan Rouhani, whose was previously called Hassan Fereydoun, was born in Semnan in 30 December 1948. He went to study in seminary, and incidentally, was told there that his family name [Fereydoun, name of a Persian king] would not go with the profession he had chosen. So he chose “Rouhani” as his family name. And in offices of religious authorities, he used this family name. After the anti-monarchy revolution, it was not good enough for him to change his name only in the seminary, because he had to put his birth certificate name on propaganda posters. So he changed his name in his birth certificate, and became Hassan Rouhani.
The host deals with Rouhani’s education, pointing out to Rouhani’s lie regarding his degree: He started his studies in seminary from 1960, and first went to Sadeghieh Seminary in Semnan. One year later, in 1961, he went to the seminary in Qom. In 1969, he went to Tehran University, and in 1972, obtained his BA in Judicial Laws. In 1999, he received his PhD in Constitutional Law from Glasgow Caledonian University in England. But it is interesting to know that in the introduction to an interview with Rouhani in 1979, Jomhouri Eslami newspaper had written that he had obtained his PhD in sociology of law from London University in 1979. It means that 20 years before receiving his PhD, Rouhani was benefitting from his degree. (Well, that is what all government mullahs do: they tell lies to gain profits.)
Rouhani is said to be the first who suggested the title of ‘imam’ for Khomeini: They say that this liar was the first one who used the title of “Imam” for Khomeini, and that was in October of 1977 in a ceremony held for Mostafa Khomeini in Arg Mosque in Tehran.
Rouhani says: There is only one title that I prefer for our leader, and that is “Imam Khomeini”.
Host explains how Rouhani escaped Iran in the heat of revolution and joined Khomeini in Paris: But when the anti-monarchy revolution reached its peak, he decided to escape the country and go to Turkey. And with recommendation of mullahs like Beheshti and Motahari, he left the country. And later when Khomeini went to Paris, he joined his own ‘dajjal’ [anti-Christ] imam. One of the things that this dajjal mullah did after the anti-monarchy revolution was to take part in debates.
The host sarcastically mentions Rouhani’s claims in debates that were held after the revolutions as to fighting East and West imperialisms: At that time, he claimed in those debates that their regime was fighting with imperialism of Soviet Russia and America, and they would resist against Soviet Russia and America. Right now you see that they are still continuing that fight. And they are not at all committed to Russia, specially in Syria. As for JCPOA and calling Obama, it wasn’t Rouhani’s doing.
Rouhani’s role after the revolution is further discussed, while questioning his moderation: From the very beginning of the victory of anti-monarchy revolution, Rouhani had a role in murdering people, specially the revolutionary youths of that time. This charlatan mullah, who is now taking the posture of moderation, wanted at that time to execute the prisoners in public and in the Friday shows [Mass Prayers] of the regime. This is a part of a newspaper from that time: Ettelaat newspaper, 15 July 1980. How shameful and disgusting!
Rouhani’s positions during the war and after are mentioned: During the anti-nation war [Iran-Iraq war], Rouhani had many positions, including membership in Supreme Defense Council from 1982 to 1988, membership in High Council for Supporting War (and headed its Executive Committee from 1986 to 1988), deputy commander of war from 1983 to 1985, commander of Khatam-ol-Anbiya Operation Center from 1985 to 1988, and commander of Iran Air Defense Force from 1985 to 1991. And let’s listen to this in his own voice.
Rouhani says: I was the head of head of the Islamic parliament’s Defense Committee, because the first head of Defense Committee was the supreme leader himself. From 1983, I was deputy commander of war. From 1985, I was commander of War Headquarter. And from late 1984, I was commander of Air Defense Force.
Host continues with Rouhani’s role in war and his relationship with Rafsanjani: Rouhani was one the 33 people who on behalf of Rafsanjani took part in secret talks with McFarlane—i.e. the well-known scandal of Iran-Contra affairs. From 1988 to 1989, he was appointed as Deputy to Second-in-Command of Iran’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. To put it in a nutshell, he caused deaths of many youths in that anti-nation war. If you look carefully, you can see that at that time, he was always beside Rafsanjani, when paying visits to war zones. After the war, he was going to be the Intelligence Minister, but apparently, he had differences with Rafsanjani over the budget. And eventually, Falahian became the Intelligence Minister.
Host mentions how Rouhani was chosen as Khamenei’s representative, indicating Khamenei’s trust in him: But after revising the regime’s constitutional law and formation of National Security Council, he became Khamenei’s representative in this Council, and until 2013, when he became the president, he was in that position. The fact that the principlists say that Rouhani is a principlist and these clowns who call themselves reformists had to accept him will prove here. Because for 16 years—throughout Rafsanjani’s and Khatami’s presidencies—he was Khamenei’s representative in the regime’s National Security Council. And as a matter of fact, he was its secretary.
Rouhani’s role as national security advisor is discussed: From 1989 to 1997, and from 2000 to 2005, he was also national security advisor to the then presidents.
The host points to Rouhani’s position during that time: This period coincided with 1999 uprising. It was the uprising that took place in Tehran University campus. During that uprising, Rouhani announced that the demonstrators who were damaging public properties must stand trial as enemies of the regime. This is a crime whose penalty in velayat-e-faqih’s regime can be death sentence. Listen to what he had said then.
Narrator reads [from Rouhani’s speech among demonstrators in 1999]: I promise to all Iranian people that our security forces and the judiciary system will decisively confront these malicious and corrupt elements quickly. I find it necessary to thank and express my gratitude to police forces for their round-the-clock efforts, dear Basij forces, and the vigilant personnel of Intelligence Ministry— for their extraordinary efforts and activities. It is categorically ordered to resolutely confront and suppress any moves of these opportunist elements anywhere. From today, the police forces and heroic forces of Basij– that are present in the scene– will strike a severe blow on these opportunistic, rebellious elements, if they dare to continue their desperate move! There will be serious confrontation with these violent-seeking elements and with these criminals, so that it teaches others a lesson. These insignificant groups cannot worry our nation and dear people of Tehran. Those who attacked the regime during these days will stand trial in our competent court and will be punished.
Host says how Rouhani agreed with IRGC forces entering Tehran: Do you see how insolent he is? A group of people attacked the university campus, and threw down the students from multi-story building. They beat [the students], stole and looted everything. Then this security agent of the regime was threatening those who protested these attacks. Rahim Safavi, IRGC’s member, later said about it that at that time, after an altercation, Rouhani had voted for IRGC, saying that IRGC forces should come for preventing sedition in Tehran.
The host asserts how Rouhani’s position towards 2009 movement has been unclear: Later Rouhani defended his oppressive measures again and again. It is interesting that this charlatan mullah has never taken a position towards 2009 uprising, which is why the regime’s principlists have given him the title of “silent sedition.” But as for the Ashura uprising in 2009, he said that it was a demonstration by a few who were deceived. When Khamenei staged Dey 9 demonstration, Rouhani praised that demonstration and supported it.
He continues: It is good to know that since 1991, Rouhani has been in Expediency Discernment Council. And he is still there, and is in charge of Political, Security, Defense Committee of this council.
Rouhani’s role in nuclear negotiation is mentioned: From 2003 to 2005, Rouhani was the regime’s negotiator in nuclear issue. One of his honors that he always mentions is that he could cheat the international community at that time, and buy time for the regime’s nuclear ambitions.
The host finishes the program: Well, my friends, we tried to recount a part of the criminal activities of Rouhani before he became the president. Even though the issues that were brought up were just… [unintelligible]. In the next program, we will go over the presidency of this charlatan mullah. Until then, goodbye.