Oct 11, 2008, 8:00 PM
Larijani rejects candidacy

TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said he will no run in the upcoming presidential elections.

“I have no plans for this,” he said reporters on the sidelines of a meeting with the political associations of Fars province in Shiraz, southeast Iran.

 

Asked why the Majlis does not support the economic reform plan, Larijani said the plan should be studied carefully to see if it will breed more inflation.

 

Of course, he said, there are some positive points in the plan including the fact that the subsidies will be redirected.

 

Asked whether implementing the economic plan is essential, Larijani answered if the plan is implemented accurately within a “logical time period”, it can be beneficial, otherwise its hasty implementation cannot be successful.

 

No ‘tactical’ approach  

 

The speaker also rejected the speculation that it is a “tactic” by conservative camp that has so far refused to introduce its favorite candidates for presidential elections.

 

“I do not consider this as a tactic.”

 

 

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