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)



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 Ulrich 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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