IRIB channel 4 director to conduct debates among candidates

TEHRAN, May 31 (MNA) - Reza Pourhossein, the director of IRIB channel 4, is tasked to conduct televised debates between presidential challengers which will start on Tuesday.

Reza Pourhossein is also a faculty member of Tehran University who holds a PhD in psychology.  The order came from the IRIB chief Ezatollah Zarqami.

In his letter released on Sunday, Zarqami has stated the televised debates, the first to be held between presidential candidates in Iran, will create an appropriate atmosphere for selecting the most qualified candidate. Zarqami also said the scheduled debates will provide a golden opportunity for the promotion of “free thought”.

 

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