Monday, September 19, 2005

Ayatollah Sistani's envoy confers with Rafsanjani in Mecca - Irna

Ayatollah Sistani's envoy confers with Rafsanjani in Mecca - Irna: "Ayatollah Sistani's envoy confers with Rafsanjani in Mecca Mecca, Sept 20, IRNA
Ayatollah Sistani's Envoy Hojatoleslam Shahrestani conferred here Monday with Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Chairman of Iran's influential Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani referring to Iraq's crisis said, "Current problems in Iraq have caused concern in the Islamic world and world Muslims should try to establish stability and security there.

He described the fundamentals of Iraqi constitution as "good" and said, the Iraqis' enemies are using intimidation, dispersion and dispute methods against that dictatorship and war-stricken nation.

Rafsanjani said, Iraqi people's obligation to Islamic principles and their adherence to imitating their sources of jurisprudence would guarantee that country's independence and territorial integrity.

He also expressed hope that the occupation period of Iraq would end soon.

Shahrestani, too, presented an analysis of the current political, and social situation, adding, " Now, the internal conditions in Iraq have direct effects on general status of the Islamic world".

Concerning the western countries trouble making for Iran in its peaceful nuclear energy program, Ayatollah Sistani's envoy said, " the arrogant powers do not want a powerful and free Iran to emerge as a pattern for the whole Islamic world."


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