Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Iran Daily -Lari: GC Cannot Disqualify Eminent Personalities

Iran Daily: "Lari:

GC Cannot Disqualify Eminent Personalities
TEHRAN, Feb. 22--Guardians Council cannot disqualify eminent personalities, the interior minister told ISNA on Tuesday.
Commenting on the presidential election slated for June 17, Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari added that the presidential election is different from parliamentary elections.
ÒExecutive boards are in charge of vetting Majlis candidates and Guardians Council will act as supervisor in the second round. However, in the presidential election, the Guardians Council should directly take charge of the vetting procedure,Ó he said.
He stressed that the disqualification of reformist MPs during the last Majlis elections during the vetting procedure will not be repeated.
Lari denied that the Al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, has been arrested."