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Efforts for principlist-reformist unity underway: Iranian Lawmaker

Source: Mehr News Agency

A senior lawmaker announced on Monday that two groups -- a six-person group from the Expediency Council and an eight-member group from somewhere else -- have started efforts to broker unity among principlists and reformists. Mohammad Reza Bahonar also blasted harsh criticism against Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

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Some religious and political figures have warned against divisions in the society and asked officials and opposition leaders to avoid divisive language.

Bahonar who is also the secretary general of the Islamic Association of Engineers praised Rafsanjani's efforts for national unity.

Bahonar also said opposition groups in the country must have media to express their views.

"Opponents within the system must have media," the influential legislator told a press conference.

Majlis committee to study MPs' views about post-vote events

A member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee stated on Wednesday that the committee may hold a special session on Sunday to examine the views of reformist and principlist lawmakers about the post-election incidents.

Mohammad-Reza Karamirad told the Mehr News Agency that the committee is trying to make different ideas closer to each other.

Karamirad also said the committee has been reviewing the post-election events and the country's political atmosphere.

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