Thursday, June 09, 2005

Iran News - Rafsanjani: No link with campaign carnivals (The Youth Just Love Him So!)

Iran News - Rafsanjani: No link with campaign carnivals: "Rafsanjani: No link with campaign carnivals

Thursday, June 09, 2005 - ©2005
LONDON, June 9 (IranMania) - Iran's Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani rejected any link between some campaign carnivals in his support and his electoral headquarters.

“It is easy to lie and everybody can easily lie,“ he told IRNA.Some youth have launched electoral carnivals in Tehran in recent days to back Rafsanjani. Sections of the local print media claimed the carnivals were operating in coordination with Rafsanjani’s electoral headquarters.

“All offices that handle my campaign activities are self-motivated and broad-based. I am not informed of their activities and a headquarters like the Ninth Coalition does not interfere in their work either. However, different sections of the society campaign for (for me) in the way they know best,“ IRNA quoted the former president and frontrunner in the June 17 poll as saying.

Asked whether he is still a member of the Assembly of Combatant Clergy, he said, “My remarks made on Tuesday have been misinterpreted by the sections of local media. I only said that during the Fifth Majlis elections since the assembly did not want to mention the names of certain individuals in its final electoral list, differences of opinion arose between the assembly and me.“

Some senior religious authorities and prominent instructors in the influential Qom School of Theoloy have endorsed his candidature, he said."