Sunday, December 26, 2004

JBOC: Ahmad Tavakkoli, Bio

JBOC: Thursday, July 22, 2004: "Tavakkoli, Ahmad
Date of birth: 1951
Place of birth: Behshahr, Mazandaran Province
University degree: PhD in ecconomy from Notingham University, England
Previous occupations: MP from Behshahr Constituency at the first parliamnet, labor minister and speaker (of Mir Hossein Mousavi's cabinet), licence holder and managing editor of `Iran Farda' daily
Cultural works: a few books on economy.'"

Notes on Mostafa Moin MD.

Notes on Mostafa Moin MD.: "Born March 31st 1951 Najafabad, Isfahan Province

Family Status: Married with three children

1969 to 1976 Shiraz University School of Medicine graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree.

1976 to 1979: Shiraz University School of Medicine Board Certified in Pediatrics.

1979-1980 Director of the Rural Medicine Project of Isfahan University.

Chancellor of Shiraz University (1981-1982).

1982-1984 Member First Majlis from Shiraz

1983 - 2003 Member Supreme Cultural Revolution Council (SCRC)

Member Third Majlis from Tehran 1988 - 1989

1989-93 - Minister of Culture and Higher Education Appointed by President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

1993 to 1996: Children's Medical Center, Tehran Board Certified in Clinical Immunology & Allergy.

Member Fifth Majlis from Isfahan 1996 - 2000

1997-2000 Minister of Culture & Higher Education Appointed by President Mohammad Khatami

2000-2003 Minister of Science, Research & Technology 7/28/2003 Appointed by President Mohammad Khatami

My focus is primarily on Dr. Moin as a politician. He is also a world renowned Doctor, Scientist, and Professor. For more on that see C.V. Mostafa Moin M.D"

The Rightwing Prepares for Rafsanjani Presidency (campaign)

IranMania News: "Sunday, December 26, 2004 - ©2004
LONDON, Dec 26 (IranMania) - The Coordinating Council of Revolutionary Forces has no plans to invite the chairman of the State Expediency Council, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, to take part in the next presidential election, but is working to forge a common understanding with him, a lawmaker from Tabriz said Saturday.

Mohammad Reza Mir-Tajeddini, a member of the Majlis Fundamentalist Faction, told ILNA that members of the group known as 'Followers of Imam Khomeini's Path' cannot remain indifferent towards Rafsanjani's candidacy in the elections set for next May.

Commenting on the likelihood of some candidates of Followers of Imam's and Leader's Path not to contest the vote in favor of Rafsanjani, Mir-Tajeddini noted that they should come to an understanding with Rafsanjani and coordinate with him.

Even though the Coordinating Council of Revolutionary Forces plans to introduce a candidate other than Rafsanjani for the elections, it is not going to pursue a policy of indifference towards the former president and head of the powerful SEC, the legislator said.

The MP gave a negative response when asked if conservative candidates, Ali Larijani, and Ali Akbar Velayati voice their support for Rafsanjani, it would improve the chances of the other rightist candidates, namely Ahmad Tavvakoli and Tehran mayor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

"If and when the Coordinating Council of the Revolutionary Forces backs one hopeful, that candidate will not withdraw if Rafsanjani decides to run, because that candidate will enter the race after coordination with Rafsanjani.""

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.""