Wednesday, November 10, 2004

SOUTHWEST ASIA Iranian News: Rafsanjani denies wealth rumours

SOUTHWEST ASIA Iranian News: Rafsanjani denies wealth rumours: "A former Iranian president has publicly denied amassing great wealth after stubborn rumours of a business ranging from pistachio nuts to airlines.
Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, who now leads Iran's powerful Expediency Council, said he was no richer than before the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

'The total value of all my belongings today is not even close to the value of the house I owned [then],' he said. "

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