“They have actually allowed sexual provocation... and now, they should think of opening nightclubs and cabarets,” he added sarcastically in reference to Ahmadinejad and Mashaie.
Ahmadinejad, who has on occasion spoken against the use of police to enforce the Islamic dress code, is seen as too liberal by Iran’s hardline regime. And Mashaie is accused of having a negative influence on his boss.
Iran’s so-called morality police have launched a large crackdown in recent days on women deemed to ensure that women wear the mandatory headscarf and not clad in “un-Islamic” attire.
The crackdown is part of an annual campaign before the sweltering heat of summer, when women try to shed some of their mandatory attire.
The operations see police screening foot and vehicle traffic at major junctions and shopping centres, and lead to fines or arrests.