Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Student leaders meet presidential candidate Velayati

Student leaders meet presidential candidate Velayati: "Student leaders meet presidential candidate Velayati
TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) –- Central committee members of the Islamic Assembly of Independent Students met with the conservative presidential candidate Ali Akbar Velayati here Wednesday.
During the meeting the students presented their views about an efficient government and put their questions to Velayati, Ali Khezriyan, a member of the union told the Mehr News Agency.

The students considered as unsuccessful the “one-dimensional” political and economic strategies adopted by incumbent President Mohammad Khatami and former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Khezriyan added, saying the strategy of justice which was mentioned by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Khamenei is a comprehensive approach.

Referring to the candidate’s remarks, the union member said Velayati focused on his economic plans for the future government and announced it is early to list his possible cabinet members.

Velayati is a top advisor to the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on foreign policy and international affairs. He served as foreign minister from 1981 to 1997 and is currently a member of the Expediency Council.

Iran’s next presidential election is scheduled to be held late spring."