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Islamic Iran Participation Front announces strategy after Majlis elections

Leading Islamic Iran Participation Front (IIPF) issued a communique on Wednesday, announcing the party's strategy after the 7th Majlis elections, IRNA reported from Tehran.

The IIPF communique reads, "This organization is now focussing on other phases of its activities, aimed at the establishment of democracy."

The IIPF adds in the communique, a copy of which was faxed to IRNA on Wednesday night, "The IIPF that has shouldered the tough political and social burden of reforms during the recent years, is more than ever before concerned about the reforms' status today, and tomorrow."

The communique says the Participation Front has considered the main concern for Iran yesterday, today, and tomorrow, the establishment of grass root democracy, arguing, "In order to pass through the tough path towards the full establishment of democracy in Iran, we need to rely on shared wisdom of the Iranians, shared criticism, and joint practical moves."

The political front added, "The IIPF still believes paving the path towards comprehensive grandeur and advancement of Iran would be possible only through proceeding towards the establishment of democracy and emphasizing on the need to push forth the reforms movement."

The writers of the communique believe, "Despite all hardships this front has endured and all accusations it has suffered from, the IIPF still considers being involved in civil and political activities as its natural right, and will keep on pursuing its objectives through all legally approved ways."

The Front adds, "IIPF will do all its best not to permit the revolution's ideals, and Islamic Republic's achievements be robbed under narrow-minded interpretations."

Elsewhere in the communique the IIPF adds, "this organization, while expanding its civil and political activities, will prioritize political criticism for all deviations."

"We will focus on devising our short term and long term policies in all possible fields," adds the communique.

Arguing that today we can realize the dynamism and vivaciousness of the reforms movement more than ever before, the IIPF has stressed, "The fact that the anti-reforms front during this year's Majlis elections, rather than insisting on its traditional conservative stands has resorted to reformist mottoes is further proof for the dynamism of the reforms movement, that is irrevocable."

The writers of the communique believe, "It goes without saying that the political current that has for many years opposed the reforms movement and bitterly criticized the reformers has now adopted mottoes in line with the reforms, the nation, too, will not yield to anything short of their keeping their promises in pushing forth plans in that line."

The IIPF argues, "The core of those mottoes is abiding by the laws, denouncing aggression, guaranteeing the political freedoms, strengthening the civil organizations, refraining from fomenting tension at regional and international scenes, safeguarding the human rights, justice and equal rights for the whole nation, and briefly speaking, good governance, and arranging for an ideal society."

The political front has elsewhere in the communique reflected its evaluation of the 7th Majlis elections, offering the characteristics of a free and fair election, regardless of who its winners might be.

The IIPF has expressed certainty that by propagating lenience and tolerance, the "so called winners of the elections are after conquering the presidential elections, too, and thus after the exertion of their hegemony over the executive body as well."

The IIPF has predicted that in pushing forth that strategy, it is quite probable the winners of the Majlis elections might resort to creating new obstacles on the way of political and cultural activities, student and university movements, freedom of the press, parties, and civil organization, and barring the path of the government in performing its legally approved tasks.

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