Thursday, March 03, 2005

Ali Akbar Velayati is a genuine conservative

Iran Daily: "Distorted

DONYA-YE EQTESAD: Pro-conservative presidential candidate, Ali Akbar Velayati, recently said he would concentrate on economic issues if elected. Velayati believes that the economic sector should act independently from the government. He also believes that people’s private life should not be interrupted. Velayati is a conservative personality who belongs to a branch of conservative camp known as ’genuine conservatives’. History recalls that these conservatives have actually failed to keep up with international political developments. For the same reason, this class of conservatives could not maintain its bonds with the people in compliance with the implications of time and age. This is why the rivals of this grouping have spared no efforts to reflect its guidelines in a distorted manner."