During a session of the Iranian Majlis, MP Hamid Resaei said that anybody who criticizes the Guardian Council is a "corrupter" and "must be treated as someone who spreads corruption throughout the land." His statements followed recent criticism of the Guardian Council by Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of the Expediency Council. Rafsanjani denounced the Guardian Council for its mass disqualification of pragmatic and reformist candidates in the upcoming elections. For excerpts from Rafsanjani's address, see MEMRI TV clip 5298.
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Hamid Resaei: Imam Khomeini said: Nobody can say anything against the Guardian Council and its resolutions. If anybody says anything against the Guardian Council, he is a corrupter, and must be treated as someone who spreads corruption throughout the land.