In an interview with Asr Iran, Mohsen Ghoruyan, an Islamic philosophy lecturer at Qom Religious Seminary, claimed that “Qom” was standing alongside Hashemi Rafsanjani in the elections, including both experts in religious law and the local residents. He said that Hashemi’s candidacy in the elections was received with great enthusiasm among religious scholars, clerics and religious students, and welcomed with joy by the public in the streets and markets of Qom. According to Asr Iran, although Ghoruyan believes efforts to “sully Hashemi’s image” should not be ignored, he believes that Hashemi will be the next President of Iran. In his view, the situation now is different than in the previous elections, when Hashemi failed to win in political, social and economic terms. The situation is such that citizens are impatiently looking forward to Hashemi being president, and are very happy he decided to join the race. Ghoruyan said that expressions of public joy and enthusiasm are obvious throughout Qom.
“Qom” standing alongside Rafsanjani in elections
- Published: 51 days ago on Friday, 17 May 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: May 17, 2013 @ 3:05 pm
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