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10/15/09

Rafsanjani condemns false reports by state media

Report Source: Radio Zamaneh

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of the Assembly of Experts and the Expediency Council, in a public statement today, criticized state media for their false reports regarding his statements.

The Chairman of the Assembly of Experts declared that recent mixed and incomplete media reports from meetings he did or did not participate in are false and fabricated.
 


Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani

In his statement, Ayatollah Rafsanjani claimed that the reports regarding his meeting with the Assembly of Experts and the conservative clergy of the parliament have been censored or taken out of context.

Following the tenth presidential elections in Iran, allegations of fraud to secure Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory caused an outburst of nationwide protests. Ayatollah Rafsanjani supported the disputers of the election calling for a review of the ballot. This aroused the ire of the supreme leader and the conservative factions of the government which had supported Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Recently conservative media has made a series of reports concerning Mr. Rafsanjani's exchanges with MirHosein Mousavi, the disputing candidate of the elections. Mr. Rafsanjani denied that Mr. Mousavi had asked him to allow the opposition leader to make a presentation at the Assembly of Experts as reported on some of the media. Mr. Rafsanjani's statement also refuted sending any message together with Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani to MirHosein Mousavi.

Ayatollah Rafsanjani maintains that the media must cease fabricating these false reports and if they truly want to practice conscientious journalism, they should simply rely on his public speech on July 17 regarding the recent national crisis where he insisted that all parties must follow the letter of the law in all their actions.

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