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Former MP praises Rafsanjani's sermons at Friday prayers

TEHRAN, July 28 (Mehr News Agency) - Former MP Emad Afrough has defended suggestions made by Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in his recent sermons at the Friday prayers, saying it was one of the best sermons ever delivered by him.

Rafsanjani speaking at the Friday Prayers on July 17

Rafsanjani told worshippers on July 17 that abiding by the law, heeding the views of the ulema, commiserating with the families of those who were harmed in the post-election incidents, and releasing prisoners are some of the measures that officials should take to tackle the problems.

In an interview with the Mehr News Agency on Tuesday, Afrough said the decrees by the Supreme Leader and the Judiciary chief proved that Rafsanjani's suggestions were correct.

The Supreme Leader on Monday ordered the closure of the Kahrizak detention center where some prisoners who were detained in the post-election unrest are held.

The Judiciary chief also ordered senior judicial officials on Monday to examine the post-election detentions and to respond to complaints by anyone who was subjected to violence or suffered any financial loss in the recent incidents.

However, Afrough said, some persons are seeking to question Rafsanjani's views just because they had differences with him in the past.

He said, "Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution has made it clear that if anyone disagrees with him on certain issues, it does not mean that he is opposed to the rule of the Islamic jurisprudent."

Then why are some people trying to accuse certain officials, who have a bright record in the revolution, of opposition to the rule of the Islamic jurisprudent? the former lawmaker asked.

The efforts by some persons to separate the supporters of the Islamic jurisprudent from the revolution, is the emergence of a "suspicious political project", he added.

He also said the record of the officials in defending the revolution and following the orders of the Leader shows their loyalty to the Islamic Republic.

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