Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Mehdi Karoubi Shows Lack of Integrity in Attack on Rafsanjani - New York Times

Iran's Ex-Leader Seeks Return in the Trappings of a Reformer - New York Times: "One rival candidate, Mehdi Karoubi, a centrist cleric and former speaker of Parliament, laid out Mr. Rafsanjani's past democratic failings in a widely circulated letter. He attacked Mr. Rafsanjani for not defending candidates rejected by the Guardians Council in previous elections, for allowing the Intelligence Ministry to dabble in the economy, and indirectly for the deaths of dissident intellectuals during his presidency from 1989 to 1997, killings later traced to intelligence agents. "