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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rafsanjani Stands Firm

niacINsight writes:

“My standpoint (about the election) is the same as I mentioned in the Friday prayer sermon,” Rafsanjani said today, according to a Reuters, translating from the semi-official ILNA news agency.

In doing so, he continued his defiance, despite the majority of the Assembly of Experts, the body Rafsanjani heads, calling on him to be more supportive of Ayatollah Khamenei. 50 of the 86 members said in the statement that, “Many … expect the head of the assembly, who has always helped the leader in solving problems and obstacles in the past, to show more and clearer support for the leader during these sensitive times.”

The Assembly is bestowed with the authority to supervise and even replace the supreme leader by the Iranian Constitution, giving statements by the majority of its members much significance.

link: Rafsanjani’s Continued Defiance « niacINsight


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