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04/09/09

Iran: Presidential candidate Mousavi discusses campaign plans with religious figures in Qom


QOM, Apr. 9 (Mehr News Agency) - Mir-Hossein Mousavi arrived in Qom early Thursday and immediately went to meet top clerics including Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi and Mousavi Ardabili to elaborate on his plans as a presidential candidate.


Mir-Hossein Mousavi

 

He cited economic, cultural and social problems as the main reasons behind his decision to contest the elections.

In a press conference on Monday, Mousavi said if he wins the June polls he will try to control inflation, give priority to local production, avoid extremism in foreign policy, and most importantly to implement a durable economic policy.

Mousavi also praised the important role of religious figures both before and after the Islamic Revolution, saying nobody can deny this role.

He added, "The destiny of the Islamic Republic of Iran is linked to religious authority."

Khatami to meet Karroubi

TEHRAN, Apr. 9 (Mehr News Agency) - Hedayat Aqaii of the Servants of Construction Party revealed on Wednesday that former president Mohammad khatami and presidential candidate Mahdi Karroubi are to meet on Thursday morning.


Mahdi Karroubi
 

Aqaii rejected speculations that Khatami will make efforts to convince Karroubi to withdraw presidential race, emphasizing, "Karroubi's withdrawal is not expedient." He also told the Mehr News Agency that reformists have not selected Mir Hossein Mousavi as their final candidate.

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