TEHRAN – Former Tehran mayor Morteza Alviri says President Hassan Rouhani, who declares himself a moderate, is allied with reformists.
In an interview with Etemad newspaper published on Sunday, Alviri also said reformists have clear-cut demands from Rouhani.
For example in foreign policy, Alviri said, reformists are seeking ways for cooperation and interaction instead of opposition. In economic areas, reformists are looking for a healthy competitive atmosphere for a balanced development, he added.
He went on to say that as long as Rouhani is on this track, reformists will not split from him. However, if a number of extremist reformists make unreasonable demands and insist on impossible issues, they will undermine their alliance, he added.
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