A Critical Rafsanjani Speaks Out in Iran

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At Iran's Friday prayer service today, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani delivered the sermon while Basiji militamen fired tear gas and arrested protesters on the streets outside.  A former President of Iran and bitter opponent of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in today's sermon Rafsanjani said, "The wise people say they have doubt" about the most recent elections and, "we need to take action to remove this doubt." He also called for releasing political prisoners. Bourjou Daragahi of the Los Angeles Times reports on the continued opposition to presidential elections eight weeks ago.




Warren Olney