Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Kouchakzadeh said "Velayati is no longer one of the fundamentalists"

Iran Daily: "In related development, a member of Coalition of Developers of Islamic Iran, Mehdi Kouchakzadeh, criticized Velayati and said he has stepped out of the fold of fundamentalism.
He further said an independent candidate should not expect the coalition's support.
"His decision is contrary to the spirit of group work," he said, stressing that fundamentalists had never set a deadline for fielding a candidate.
On claims by Velayati that he would endorse Rafsanjani's nomination, Kouchakzadeh said this also implies Velayati is no longer one of the fundamentalists."