|‘Rouhani, Rafsanjani have similar intellectual roots’||
TEHRAN – The head of Iran’s National Library says he believes that President Hassan Rouhani and former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani have similar “intellectual roots”.
In an interview with the Fars news agency published on Monday, Reza Salehi Amiri said that Rouhani and Rafsanjani do not follow the typical leftist and rightist political persuasions.
He went on to say that President Rouhani holds the view that the only way out of the past fruitless conflicts is creating a moderate atmosphere in all political, social, economic, and cultural areas that can bring about national cohesion.
Salehi Amiri had been introduced by President Rouhani to serve as sports and youth minister, but failed to receive an approval vote from the Majlis.
Subscribe to our RSS feed to stay in touch and receive all of TT updates right in your feed reader