Rafsanjani says Iran crisis will be resolved
Press TV

The chairman of Iran's Expediency Council said Monday the increasing frictions between political factions are the most important crisis in the country and should be resolved.

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani said the root of the crisis must be identified to deal with the problem, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported.

He said in order to resolve the issue, officials should follow the guidance of the Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Ayatollah Khamenei said Saturday the Iranian nation should follow the rule of the law and avoid taking extrajudicial measures as not to obstruct the path of justice.

"If these two are obeyed, balance will return to the society and there will be no room left for frictions," Rafsanjani said in reference to the Leader's remarks. "Foreign enemies have clung to the current state of affairs in the country as it is apparent in their tone."

When asked if he had kept silent since protests erupted after the presidential election in June, Rafsanjani rejected the notion and said he was always trying to resolve the problems away from media hype.

On December 27, anti-government protesters took to the streets on the holy mourning ceremony of Ashura, damaging public property and clashing with security forces.

Tens of millions of Iranians, in response to what they called the violation of religious sanctities, staged demonstrations across the co... >>>

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