Monday, July 05, 2004

Rafsanjani: Iraqi interim gov`t should pave way for free elections

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Rafsanjani: Iraqi interim gov`t should pave way for free elections
Rafsanjani:Iraqi interim gov`t should pave way for free elections: 'Rafsanjani: Iraqi interim gov`t should pave way for free elections

Tehran, July 5, IRNA-- Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said here Sunday evening that the Iraqi interim government should prepare the necessary arrangements for a free and broad-based elections in that country.

Rafsanjani made the remark in a meeting with the visiting UN special envoy to Iraq, Lakhdar Brahimi, who is currently here to discuss the latest regional developments. Describing Saddam`s trial as a put-up job, Rafsanjani said the process of this court and ignoring the legitimate rights of Iran in Saddam`s indictment regarding the crimes committed by his regime against the Iranian nation do not correspond with the spirit of the Iraqi people`s sovereignty over their fate.

This is an indication of 'direct and practical US interference', he said. 'It is the duty of the United Nations not to let the rights of the Iranian nation be trampled on,' he said. Earlier, Rafsanjani said in his Friday Prayer s"

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