Monday, January 03, 2005

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Iran Mania News: "Rafsanjani underlines prudence in foreign policy

Monday, January 03, 2005 - ©2004
LONDON, Jan 3 (IranMania) - Expediency Council (EC) Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said that more prudence should be exercised in foreign policy in view of the current situation in the neighboring countries.

Addressing members of a group dubbed `Society for the Youth of the Islamic Revolution`, he said, "I respect the requests, anyway. But, I insist that it should not be assumed as if only few persons are the key for resolving the problems".

He was referring to the requests to announce his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election which is slated for June 17, 2005. The EC chairman criticized the radical behavior the political parties taking shape in their reactions to each other, saying that such behavior may have negative impacts on the country`s situation and would also influence the international relations.

"If we want to achieve results in favor of national interests, we have to come to terms, and move forward to national unity and sympathy." The former president for two consecutive terms from 1989 to 1997, Rafsanjani is likely to run for presidency for a third term."


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