Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has once again called upon the heads of the Islamic Republic’s three branches of government to step down.

In a video message posted on his Telegram Channel, hardliner former President tells his “moderate” successor, Hassan Rouhani, that people do not “accept” him anymore and the continuation of his presidency will be detrimental to the country, as well as to himself.

It’s better for you to step down, Ahmadinejad has reiterated, adding, “Mr. Rouhani; the nation does not accept you; how else could they make that clear? Your continued presence [as President] is at the expense of the country”.

Ahmadinejad who had a fall-out with the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei during his second presidential term, turned into a vocal critic of the elite and senior officials in 2017; even questioning Khamnei's leadership.

While blaming the heads of the Islamic Republic’s executive, legislative and judicial branches of power for Iran’s “current situation”, Ahmadinejad has called upon the trio, Hassan Rouhani, Ali Larijani and his younger brother Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani to seek people’s contentment, and “the best way to achieve that goal, is probably stepping down.”

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