Here\u2019s IFP\u2019s translation of excerpts from the interview, as reported by Fararu:\r\n\r\n\u201cI don\u2019t see the possibility [of Rouhani\u2019s failure in being re-elected in 2017 votes] to be that much strong. Mr. Rouhani is generally moving on the right track,\u201d Larijani said.\r\nHowever, he added, his administration should have an accelerated fight against economic downturn and increased efforts to flourish the country\u2019s production.\r\n\u201cThis is the weak point of the incumbent administration,\u201d Larijani said, adding that Rouhani\u2019s cabinet should also have more insistence and efforts on the implementation of the nuclear deal [JCPOA] and act more courageously.\r\n\r\nOther than these points, Rouhani\u2019s administration has no problem, he noted.\r\n\r\n\u201cI don\u2019t see it likely that Rouhani won\u2019t serve his second term, but the conditions in future can be very decisive,\u201d he went on to say.\r\n\r\nHe also noted that he has no plan to run for the presidential elections next year.\r\n\r\nSimilarities and Differences between Rouhani and Ahmadinejad\r\n\r\nLarijani was the Parliament Speaker both under the administration of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and President Rouhani. Asked about the commonalities between the two, Larijani could not remember any particular common points between the two.\r\n\r\n\u201cMaybe they share the goal of settling the country\u2019s problems, but their methods are totally different. The former government was really confused in decision-making. I think they did not follow any particular approach, particularly in the field of economy. Ahmadinejad\u2019s government repeatedly bypassed the law [\u2026] and we were faced with a strange phenomenon,\u201d he noted.\r\n\r\n\u201cAnother point was that the former government provoked political chaos. If the head of a family is a provocateur himself, the family will be destroyed even if there are emotional bonds. There is no emotional bond in a ruling system; if the President works provocatively, the country will be divided into several groups and opinions, and political chaos will occur,\u201d Larijani said about Ahmadinejad\u2019s tenure.\r\n\r\n\u201cUnder the incumbent administration [of Rouhani], such cases do not happen or at least there are very few of them. Mr. Rouhani is very committed to the law. [\u2026] The bills sent by the government to the Parliament are all compliant with the law. There might be very few cases, maybe 1 or 2 cases in a month, that are declared to be against the law, while in the previous government, we used to reject 16 to 17 cases. In terms of establishing peace and calm in the society, Mr. Rouhani and his administration have tried to do their best, and this helps the country focus on its main problems,\u201d Larijani added.\r\n\r\n\u201cTherefore, I believe the two governments belong to two different categories, and are totally different from each other. I should think a lot to find a common point between the two!\u201d he said.\r\n\r\nLarijani: I Have No Problem with Rouhani\r\n\r\nLarijani says he has a good relationship with President Rouhani and has no problem with him, compared with the conflicts he had with Ahmadinejad.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe don\u2019t have any problem; we raise [and resolve] the issues in a rational way. If we have any conflict of opinion anywhere, rational dialogue is the path we pursue,\u201d he noted.