Mohammad Reza Aref Highlights the Important Role of Reformists in Iran
The electoral victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s 2013 presidential election was not predicted by any analyst in the country. Mohammad Reza Aref, who left presidential race in support of Rouhani, says conservative politicians should understand the important and constructive role of reformists in Islamic Republic.
“As reformists have managed to win the most recent presidential election, people expect them to apply massive changes in various sectors. Currently, the country is suffering from multiple problems in different fields from economy to politics. I believe that reformists are able to resolve the current problems, in case they receive enough supports and assistances from conservatives.” Mohammad Reza Aref, the managing director of Baran Foundation, told a group of students in the holy city of Qom.
“Hassan Rouhani, Iran president-elect, should act wisely. He must form a powerful cabinet in the hope of finding helpful solutions for current issues. I suggest him to also take advantage of consultations and advices offered by conservative politicians and activists.” Mohammad Reza Aref added.
Rouhani has already announced that he will select major conservative politicians as deputies and ministers in order to set the necessary balance in his cabinet. By doing this, he will be able to receive maximum supports from conservative and reformist political groups.
“The result of Iran’s 2013 presidential election has clear messages to Iranian and foreigner politicians. Iranian nation is always looking for positive changes, and people don’t pay attention to analysis being done against the interests of Islamic Republic of Iran.” Aref concluded.