Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Mohammad Ali Abtahi Attacks His Excellency Former President Rafsanjani (Shame! Shame!)

Iran News - President advisor blasts Rafsanjani: "President advisor blasts Rafsanjani

Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - ©2005

LONDON, Feb 2 (IranMania) – Iranian president’s advisor, Mohammad Ali Abtahi in an interview with Iran’s Aftab Daily described the former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s administration as one of intimidation and camouflage.

“In recent years, Iranian society has come to a new understanding of political freedoms. Rafsanjani failed to win people’s support in the 6th parliamentary elections due to his government’s ambiguous policies. Some allege that Hashemi further focused on social rather than political freedoms. I do accept that one of the main requirements of the young Iranian society is social freedom but I can hardly deny the link between social and political freedoms.” Abtahi commented.

He continued: “People are familiar with the ideology of the Rightists. So the conservatives’ slogans of social freedom will lead them nowhere. It is impossible for a movement shaped on the basis of religious extremism to truly believe in social freedom.”"