Former Iran president calls to avoid any kind of extremism
Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who was defeated last week in Iran's presidential elections, on Friday said, "Current situation is sensitive and problems are so serious that we should avoid any kind of extremism." "Without coordination and refraining from radicalism and immature decisions, the country may hurt", said Rafsanjani at Tehran University campus.
According to IRNA, Rafsanjani who lost to his ultra-conservative rival Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, "I have achieved two of my three objectives in the election, which were high level of turnout as well as choosing a president with high level of votes".
He added that his third goal was preventing conflict and discord among the forces of revolution adding,"achievement of this depends on what we do in the future."
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