Leaders of Iran

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Mohammad Atrianfar, publisher of the reformist Shargh newspaper

Turkish Daily News - Confident Rafsanjani gets ready to run in Iran: "Powerbroker:Close aides say a Rafsanjani win is needed to check the power of hard-liners who since gaining control of parliament last year have questioned foreign investment deals, plundered state coffers for handouts and subsidies and taken a defiant stance on Iran's nuclear program.

"We're facing an extremist movement in Iran which is trying to gain power," said Rafsanjani backer Mohammad Atrianfar, publisher of the reformist Shargh newspaper. "What we're saying is we're facing a choice between good and bad.""

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