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The IRGC spokesman, Ramezan Sharif, Fars News

London- Iranian Revolutionary Guard Spokesman Ramezan Sharif warned from the spreading deprivation and corruption describing them as “Iran’s inner adversary” that could widen the rift between the people of Iran and the ruling authority.

Even though Sharif acknowledged the widespread poverty, corruption and deprivation, other officials saw it as appropriate to label Iran “the safest in the region, overcoming challenges on a daily basis,” Iran Tehran based Mehr news agency reported.

Sharif attempted dodging criticisms directed against national Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on the unwarranted interference of his proxy bodies in government departments saying that it was only “Khamenei’s support and guidance that enabled the government to provide services to Iranian citizens.”

The IRGC spokesman held rivals plotting against national interest accountable to the popular discontent registered nationwide. He said that the schemes aim to drive a wedge between Iranians and local authorities. Sharif said that the people of Iran will be the core defense standing in the face of those conspiring “plans”.

Khamenei’s uncle Hassan Mirdamadi also relayed a message calling for his nephew to alter course before it is too late and end his reign, knowing that the nation’s best interest is at stake.

Mirdamadi demanded that Khamenei issues a release order for prisoners held captive for the sole reason that is their belief system, in addition to ending the house arrest of former presidential candidates and leaders of the «green movement» Mehdi Karroubi, Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard before it is too late, reported ‘al-Kalima’ (Arabic for the Word) reformist website.

In his message Mirdamadi also criticized Khamenei’s unwarranted and controversial alteration in verse reading at the Rafsanjani funeral prayer last week.