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Rafsanjani, Khatami will definitely not be candidates in upcoming presidential elections

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Hassan Rowhani, head of the Expediency Council’s Center for Strategic Research (CSR), former nuclear negotiator and presidential candidate, said that “Mr. (Ali Akbar) Hashemi (Rafsanjani) and Mohammad Khatami (former presidents) will definitely not be candidates in the upcoming elections.” Earlier this week, Rafsanjani hinted that he might run for president, saying he would take measures to reform the Islamic Republic’s domestic and foreign policies if elected. Rowhani also dismissed speculation that he might quit the race in favor of Rafsanjani. Ali Akbar Velayati, the Supreme Leader’s on International Affairs, said in this regard that although Rafsanjani “played a role in the sedition of 88, (regime’s term for the popular protests following the rigged June 2009 elections), we have to respect him.”

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  • Published: 78 days ago on Thursday, 2 May 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: May 2, 2013 @ 2:17 pm
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    • http://www.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=13920211001314; http://tinyurl.com/bowrbk2; http://www.kaleme.com/1392/02/09/klm-141754/

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