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Larijani acknowledges split among principlists, says willing to listen to Karrubi

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (Mehr News Agency) - Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Thursday that there is a difference among principlists (conservatives). However, he said these differences are related to "differences of opinion".

"I confirm that there are differences among principlists which are mostly differences of opinion," the Majlis speaker said in a meeting arranged by the Islamic Society of Engineers in Tehran.

Larijani added efforts are underway to resolve the split between conservatives.

The speaker also the Majlis is ready to study any evidence about sexual harassment of some detainees arrested in the post-election unrest.

In a letter addressed to Larijani on Wednesday, Mehdi Karrubi, a former Majlis speaker and presidential contender in the June election, announced he is ready to present his documents about a sexual harassment of some detainees.

Taraneh Mousavi, one of the alleged rape victims
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"I announced that (Karrubi) present if there is any documents or evidences about this issue," Larijani said in an answer to a question about Karrubi's letter. He added, "We never want to hide anything from people."

"If Karrubi is willing we will listen to his words and even investigate the issue if he gives the address or telephone number of these persons."

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