Friday, December 17, 2004

Tehran mayor Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad wishes for prosperous and powerful Iran

Tehran mayor wishes for prosperous and powerful Iran: "Tehran mayor wishes for prosperous and powerful Iran
TEHRAN, Dec. 16 (MNA) – Tehran mayor Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad said in a letter sent to the biggest electoral gathering convened on the next presidential election on Friday that he wishes for a prosperous and powerful Iran.
In his letter Ahmadi-Nejad has said that since six months is left to the presidential election and as a mayor he plans to do great projects in Tehran, he is worried that an early involvement in the presidential campaign will bar him from serving the people of Tehran.

The conservative camp is mulling over the candidacy of Ahmadi-Nejad, the former TV director Ali Larijani, former foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati, Majlis MP Ahmad Tavakoli and the secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaie for president.

Ahmadi Nejad has done great services in the capital Tehran since he took the mayoral post.

The Friday gathering was directed by the coordination committee for the Islamic Revolution forces committee. Former Majlis speaker and former conservative presidential candidate Ali Akbar Neteq Nuri, who lost to incumbent President Mohammad Khatami in the 1997 presidential election, is an influential member of the committee."