EXPEDIENCY COUNCIL CHAIRMAN WANTS NEW PEOPLE ON THE SCENE.
Ayatollah Ali-Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani said in an 18 October meeting with parliamentarians and other officials that new people must enter the political scene, ISNA reported. Addressing the Iran Specialists Association (Majma-yi Motakhasesan-i Iran) and several parliamentary representatives, he said, "The interests of the state necessitate that the world should feel that Iran has the potential to produce capable individuals." Hashemi-Rafsanjani indicated that he would serve as president again (he was president in 1989-97) only with great reluctance: "I am a soldier of the revolution and I am willing to spend the rest of my life serving the revolution and Islam," Hashemi-Rafsanjani said. "I am quite prepared to serve in any position that the state and people feel I will be of some use. However, I prefer other honest and capable individuals to assume the responsibilities of the chief executive." Hashemi-Rafsanjani added that the current international and domestic climates make the management of the country difficult. BS
source: RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 8, No. 198, Part III, 19 October 2004
posted on 10/19/2004 2:53:16 PM PDT
"I prefer other honest and capable individuals to assume the responsibilities of the chief executive"
By "other", he tries to include himself in that description?
Well I prefer other people too. Ones who aren't mullahs, for a start.
posted on 10/19/2004 8:28:30 PM PDT
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