Sunday, December 26, 2004

IIPF's Mohammad Reza Khatami says The Right is Divided

IranMania News: "Divisions reported in Iran rightist camp

Sunday, December 26, 2004 - ©2004
LONDON, Dec 26 (IranMania) - Secretary-general of the Islamic Iran Participation Front Mohammad Reza Khatami claimed Saturday that tension is on the rise in the rightist camps and the Council for Coordinating Forces of the Islamic Revolution.

IRNA quoted Khatami as saying in an interview posted on the IIPF website that "I believe as time passes, it becomes clearer that the council is hesitant and performing in an unsystematic manner.

This is no secret for political analysts, and all the people understand this situation. In other words, those who always took pride in paying attention to the people's economic demands are now obliged to introduce nominees (for the upcoming presidential race) who have neither political nor economic backgrounds. This shows that the main objective is to get power."

Khatami, who is President Mohammad Khatami's younger brother, said "The rightist faction should either admit divisions in its ranks or if it wants to forge unity, it must accept that its members are not yet politically mature and still need guardians."

Commenting on the IIPF's nomination of former Higher Education Minister Mostafa Moin for presidency, he observed, "following extensive review of the existing sociopolitical conditions and the tendencies of the reform movement, Moin has been selected as our top choice and will remain so till the end.""