The dispute between Iran's two conservative poles: former head of the judiciary Sadeq Larijani and the head of the Qom Mohammad Yazdi Teachers' Association of Qom Mohammad Yazdi over the handling of state and anti-corruption issues has sparked widespread public and official reactions.
On Sunday, Larijani published an open letter to respond to Yazdi, accusing him of making "outrageous statements, repeating lies" a day after the latter was accused of covering up the corruption of his chief of staff after his arrest.
"The head of an office that ran an important group was arrested, but he objected to his arrest," Yazdi said. Larijani denied that his former chief of staff had not been arrested, nor did he object to the arrest of Akbar Tabari, executive assistant to the judiciary who worked for a group under the supervision of his head. , According to Arman Milli.
The former deputy and presidential candidate Alireza Zakani raised for the first time the issue of Tabari and demanded the head of the judiciary, Sayed Ibrahim Raisi to decide on his file on charges of collusion with security figures to prevent the completion of the trial of personalities for disturbing the economy.
In recent months, the judiciary has launched a campaign to combat administrative and economic corruption, especially in light of the US sanctions that have led to the depreciation of the national currency and the spread of high prices.
Yazdi said in a speech about the relationship with Larijani, "So he says that he will migrate to Najaf if you do not do so and so! Okay go. Will the affairs of your go disrupted? There was no trace of you during your presence in Qom, let alone if you go to Najaf ".
According to Iranian media, Yazdi's position above refers to what was reported as Larijani's threat to emigrate to Najaf if his former head of office was not released.
Al-Jazeera Net during the last period, a wave of criticism and accusations by guests and experts broadcast for the first time from Iranian television against an official who still holds the presidency of the Expediency Council, which is installed directly by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
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In his letter, which did not start with the usual greeting, Larijani revealed a "play" aimed at him based on a "pre-prepared scenario", which made him react strongly after he found it "useless to remain silent on the accusations made by Ayatollah Yazdi against him at a meeting of the Guardian Council."
The former head of the judiciary mocked Yazdi, who previously assumed the presidency, in making accusations and criticisms.
Yazdi was critical of Larijani about corruption in his office during the presidency of the judiciary, and addressed him: "I built a palace in the name of the scientific estate ... Where did you get the money to build it? Is it your father's legacy?" According to the official Iran newspaper.
"I once explained to you at home, but you seem to insist on going ahead with naked issues about health," Larijani's letter said.
Iranian sources considered Yazdi's lack of response to Larijani's letter as proof of the validity of the statements quoted by him, and his unwillingness to reduce the escalation, especially as he touched on the issue again during the ceremony of handing over the presidency of the Court of Justice in Qom, saying, .
The disagreement between the two poles of the conservative current has generated unprecedented reactions among the political circles and social media platforms. Some described it as childish and others described it as a rift between the men of the Islamic regime. Some saw it as evidence of democracy and some sensitivity to corruption.
"Experience has shown that such disagreements will only lead to fomenting strife and disagreement among people," commented religious authority Nasser Makarem Shirazi, calling for them to be put aside.
Ali Akbar Masoudi Khomeini and Sayyed Ja'far Karimi also criticized Yazdi for inciting strife among members of the same house, stressing the need to resolve differences through direct dialogue.
Guardian Council spokesman Abbas Khadkhadi said the dispute was "natural" and added in a tweet: "Enemies should not covet! Members of the Guardian Council are brothers despite differing views. The supreme leader's command deserves attention: the main enemy should not be mistakenly confused with friends who disagree." With them in view. "