Iran’s presidential candidate Aref vows to launch special tribes, religions organization
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.7/ Trend F.Eminli
Iran's Presidential candidate Mohammad Reza Aref said that he plans to establish a special tribes and religions organization in order to address the problems of the minorities in the country.
He made the remarks during his visit to western Kordestan province, the ISNA News Agency reported.
Aref promised to do his best to improve the life condition of minorities in accordance to the Article 15 of Iran's constitution.
Article 15 states that the "Official language (of Iran)... is Persian...[and]... the use of regional and tribal languages in the press and mass media, as well as for teaching of their literature in
schools, is allowed in addition to Persian.
Aref also promised to create one million jobs each year, adding that unemployment is one of the main problems of Iran.
He further said that developing border provinces is one of the main priorities of his administration if he is elected as president.
Iran will hold the 11th presidential election on June 14, 2013.
The voters will select the successor of the current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is not able to participate in the elections for the third term according to the country's constitutional laws.
The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election. The Guardian Council has vetted the candidates for qualifications.