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