Friday, January 14, 2005

More Support for Velayati (Boroujerdi)

Iran Daily: "More Support for Velayati

TEHRAN, Jan. 14--A rightist MP has defended Ali Akbar Velayati's decision to break away from the Council of Coordinating Revolutionary Forces and launch an independent presidential campaign.
A top conservative MP, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, told IRNA on Friday that Velayati's move was totally 'logical'.
"Presidential hopefuls should be given enough time to speak to the people and inform them of their future programs," he said, stressing that this would enable people to make a good judgment.
Boroujerdi said speeding up the process of announcing the final list of candidates is necessary for making contact with the people.
The lawmaker noted that the presidential hopeful's decision could not imply a rift between him and fundamentalists.
Boroujerdi did not rule out the support of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani for Velayati's presidential bid."