- Posted: 11:23 PM, June 19, 2013
Did the eldest son of Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rouhani kill himself to protest the “hypocrisy” of his father and the regime he serves?
Iranian news reports at the time said the son shot himself with his father’s pistol in 1992. But now Iranian dissident Ali Reza Nuri reports that the son wrote a suicide note. Writing in the London-based, Saudi-owned pan-Arab newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat, he says the note read: “I hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion, your double standard and your hypocrisy,” the son wrote of the future president in that suicide note.
There’s more: “I was forced to lie to my friends each day, telling them that my father isn’t part of all of this. Telling them my father loves this nation, whereas I believe this to be untrue. It makes me sick seeing you, my father, kiss the hand of [Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei.”