NewsSpecial WireIran Guardian Council: Women incompetent to become president

Iran Guardian Council: Women incompetent to become president

-

Iran Focus: Tehran, Jun. 08 – A member of Iran’s powerful Guardian Council said that women were rejected from standing as candidates in the upcoming June 17 presidential elections because they were “incompetent to take up presidential responsibilities”. “Women lack the intellectual capacity and understanding to stand as candidates in the [presidential”> elections, and for this reason they were disapproved en mass”, the non-cleric GC member said.
Iran Focus

Tehran, Jun. 08 – A member of Iran’s powerful Guardian Council said that women were rejected from standing as candidates in the upcoming June 17 presidential elections because they were “incompetent to take up presidential responsibilities”.

“Women lack the intellectual capacity and understanding to stand as candidates in the [presidential”> elections, and for this reason they were disapproved en mass”, the non-cleric GC member said.

The Guardian Council, Iran’s hard-line watchdog is comprised of six senior clerics and six judicial experts who are hand-picked by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The GC member’s statement has aroused much discontent among women in Iran.

Latest news

Apathy in Presidential Election Is Not Because of Disqualifications, Iranian Officials Say

These days, Iranian officials’ main concerns are over a public boycott of the coming Presidential election on June 18....

Iranian Candidates Shed Light on Forged Certificates

In less than a week, the Islamic Republic will hold its 13th Presidential election. Observers and even officials and...

Iran Dispatches Terror Squads to Iraq: Militia Commander Confesses

“Confessions made by Qassem Musleh al-Khafaji, one of commanders of Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in al-Anbar governorate, unveiled...

Iran’s Presidential Candidates Deliberately Ignore Crises Caused by the Neglect of the Social Sphere

One of the main crises in Iran, caused by the mullahs’ underdeveloped culture, is the social crisis. On the...

Satellite Footage Shows Tehran Never Stopped Nuclear Bomb-Making Projects

On June 9, Fox News revealed unusual activity at the Sanjarian nuclear site in 25 miles outside the capital...

Presidential Candidates Did Not Mention Iran’s Dying Economy

Not mentioning the economic situation and plans by Iran’s presidential candidates has a long history in Iran’s elections. The...

Must read

Iranian elections underway

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 12 - Polling is...

Iran Human Rights Abuses in May

By Jubin Katiraie At the end of every month, the...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you