Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Iran Daily: Tavakkoli to Stay In Race

Iran Daily: "Tavakkoli to Stay In Race

TEHRAN, Feb. 15--Tehran MP and presidential candidate, Ahmad Tavakkoli, said the participation or nonparticipation of former president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, in the electoral race will not have the slightest effect on his decision to become Iran's next president, IRNA reported.
Speaking on the sidelines of an open parliament session on Tuesday, Tavakkoli said, 'I'd be sorry if Rafsanjani decides not to run, but others do not decide for me.'
Tavakkoli said if he were in Rafsanjani's place, he would have definitely made up his mind by now and made his nomination official."