Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Iran News - Karroubi responds to Rafsanjani's remarks

Iran News - Karroubi responds to Rafsanjani's remarks: "Karroubi responds to Rafsanjani's remarks

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - ©2005

LONDON, April 27 (IranMania) - A presidential candidate, Mehdi Karroubi, said the remarks of his presidential contender, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, regarding efficiency and acceptability of presidential candidates only pertain to the rightist camp.

Speaking at a gathering of Assyrians in Tehran, Karroubi noted that Rafsanjani's remarks are not insulting to other candidates, IRNA reported.

Asked about Rafsanjani's candidacy in the ninth presidential election slated for June 17, Karroubi said Rafsanjani can take part in the election like other contenders.

Rafsanjani had said that in the absence of an efficient candidate, he will run for the presidency."