Monday, December 27, 2004

Industries and Mines Minister Es’haq Jahangiri says presidency is best post for Rafsanjani

Minister says presidency is best post for Rafsanjani: "Minister says presidency is best post for Rafsanjani
TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (MNA) -- Industries and Mines Minister Es’haq Jahangiri said here on Sunday that the presidency is the best post for Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

“I think the best place for him is the post of president,” Jahangiri told reporters in a brief interview in parliament.

The minister said he thinks Rafsanjani’s abilities are so great that whatever position he occupies, his abilities can be used.

He also predicted that if Rafsanjani decides to run, there will be a change in the strategy of many political parties.

Jahangiri served as mines minister in the Rafsanjani administration from 1993 to 1997.

He is a member of the Servants of Construction Party. Rafsanjani is also a member of the party.

Rafsanjani has not yet officially announced whether he will run for the post or not."