Monday, January 10, 2005

Psychological Warfare Claims by Reformists and Conservatives

Iran Daily: "Psychological Warfare

AFTAB-E YAZD: When Assembly of Combatant Clerics announced in early summer that former Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi was going to run in the presidential election, several conservative newspapers did not cover this news as they should have. The crux of the matter is that ever since the presidential aspirants launched their electoral campaigns the conservatives have staged a psychological warfare against the reformers. The conservatives promulgated statements such as "if a reformer wins the presidential race, he will face serious problems in dealing with Majlis" in a bid to discourage reformers as a whole. What is interesting amid all of this is the fact that the conservatives have been accusing reformers of staging a psychological warfare against them."