Monday, May 09, 2005

Threats can be turned into opportunities: Rafsanjani

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Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN (MNA) – “I respect all my supporters, but all my efforts are focused on persuading the candidates to encourage more people to vote by declaring their future programs,” Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said here on Monday.

Speaking at a gathering of clerics, MPs, mayors, governors, other officials, and students from Mazandaran Province, he advised the province’s officials to present plans and programs to be considered for inclusion in the 20-year Outlook Plan.

Commenting on regional developments, he stated that the destruction of the Baath Party in Iraq was a minor objective of the global arrogance, adding that the United States is pursuing some major objectives in the Middle East, but the geopolitical conditions in the region and the Islamic Republic are such that all the threats can be turned into opportunities."