Iran's ex president says people concerned with some officials' public quarrels

Photo: Iran's ex president says people concerned with some officials' public quarrels / Iran

Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 13 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

The chairman of Iran's Expediency Council, country's former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said the differences between some of country's officials in public, cause people's concern, ISNA reported.

Former president made the remarks during the meeting with the board members of the Central Council of the Islamic Association of Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

Rafsanjani said even if there are differences between the officials, they should not be displayed publicly.

He added that such behavior from country's officials and internal conflicts please Iran's foreign enemies, while the nation is getting concerned.

"The arrogant world powers use Iran's internal conflicts and impose more sanctions on the country," Rafsanjani said.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Rafsanjani expressed an opinion that country's universities lack interest in political sphere of Iran, and this is alarming.

On Feb. 3, Iranian parliament voted to dismiss Labor Minister Abdolreza Sheikholeslami over his decision to appoint Saeed Mortazavi, a former prosecutor accused of links to the deaths of prisoners, to a new job.

Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, defending his minister against impeachment in the parliament, accused country's parliamentary speaker Ali Larijan's family of corruption.

"Our problem is that our president does not observe the basics of proper behaviour," Larjani said at the time, retorting to the president's comments, adding that it had nothing to do with Sheikholeslami's impeachment process.

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