Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Monday lashed out at allegations that certain candidates on the list of February 26 parliamentary elections were dictated by the UK.
‘Such interpretations regarding British list (of candidates) is an insult to Iranian people’s wisdom,’ said Ayatollah Rafsanjani in a meeting with the reformist and moderate candidates.
He said that hues and cries alledging that enemies decide for Iranian people are dirty claims because such attempts try to insinuate that Britons have influence in entire parts of Iran and can name candidates.
He added that political coalition is customary in all corners of the world.
He also deplored that 500 knowledgeable theologians and seminarians as well as university instructors were disqualified for the elections during celebrations marking 38th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution victory.