Former Iranian president: Stability in Iran may be ensured by moderate attitude towards protesting opposition members
Former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said that stability and order in the country may be ensured by releasing arrested opposition members and by paying a compensation for moral and material damage, ILNA agency reported.
Rafsanjani said that if the authorities treat the protesters with Islamic moderation and show pliancy, then the opposition will feel closer to the government and the regime, and will cooperate with the authorities in resolving the problems of the country.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the presidential elections in Iran June 12, 2009. Opposition representatives refused to recognize the results claiming wide falsification of the elections.
Millions of people participated in the protests, which are considered the biggest after the Iranian Islamic Revolution. Many people died and hundreds of opposition leaders, journalists and former officials were arrested.
Iranian Expediency Council head Rafsanjani expressed hope for the rapid resolution of the situation.