Monday, January 03, 2005

Viewpoints of Rafsanjani meet conservatives' criteria: Islamic Moderation Movement (IMM),

Viewpoints of Rafsanjani meet conservatives� criteria: IMM official: "Viewpoints of Rafsanjani meet conservatives’ criteria: IMM official
TEHRAN, Jan. 3 (MNA) -- The secretary general of the Islamic Moderation Movement (IMM), Lotfali Eyvazi, said here on Monday that the viewpoints of Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani are in line with the criteria of the conservative faction.

Rafsanjani enjoys the support of society and the conservatives should not bar the presence of such figures in the next presidential election by supporting other candidates, Eyvazi told the Mehr News Agency.

He stated that the IMM is currently holding negotiations on the election in order to reach a consensus, adding that members intend to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the country’s current situation and problems and the people’s demands.

“We are trying to arrange meetings with potential conservative candidates who are currently holding talks with the Coordination Council of the Islamic Revolution Forces.”

He went on to say that the IMM’s first meeting with Rafsanjani was held several days ago, during which the demands of students, who actively participate in the political and social life of society, were discussed.

Calling inefficiency the country’s main problem, Eyvazi noted that Rafsanjani is undoubtedly a competent figure, but efficiency cannot be achieved with the same old plans or teams."