Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rafsanjani on Ahmadinejad

Rafsanjani is definitely no longer part of the opposition in Iran:
"Head of the Expediency Council, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, said he was a firm believer in the legitimacy of the new Ahmadinejad administration.

"'Since the inauguration of the 10th administration, I believe in its legitimacy. Presently Mr. [Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad attends the Expediency Council meetings as president, with invitations signed by myself,' Rafsanjani said in a meeting with Iranian political figures in favor of the national unity plan."

(Crossposted to American Footprints)

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Blogger John said...

What happened that managed to split Rafsanjani away from the opposition? Anything specific or just the unlikelihood of Mousavi and Karroubi attaining power?

6:28 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

It's hard to say, really. Maybe threats against his business interests, or a desire to be on what he saw as the winning side.

11:38 PM  

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