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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on April 29th, 2013
by Pincas Jawetz (pj@sustainabilitank.info)

Hooshang Amirahmadi for President of Iran.

 Dear Friends and Supporters,

There are now less than 50 days until the Iranian presidential election. When we started this campaign, some doubted what we could accomplish as a small organization. Today, we are proud to say that this international campaign of peace and legal reform has taken a life of its own. Who would have predicted that in just one month our PersianEnglish, and Supporters Facebook Pages would gain over 55,000 Likes? Who would have foreseen that major international media outlets would cover this campaign; they have included Foreign Policy Magazine, the Associated Press, Iran’s Shargh newspaper, the Jerusalem Post, the New Yorker, and many others. We are also proud to note that we are the only campaign with a comprehensive platform.We are aware of the challenges ahead, but we are growing faster than anyone could have expected, and meeting the challenges is not as impossible as many had predicted. Besides, as we have always maintained, while immediate results are important, they can come incrementally as we sustain the process. Our platform of addressing Iran’s factional infighting, economic malaise, and US-Iran relations within the legal framework of the Islamic Constitution is becoming increasingly popular and being taken very seriously in Iran. This is because as we focus on the upcoming presidential election, our efforts are also channeled toward our long-term goal of building a better Iran, something you may care about deeply as well.
But we can’t do it alone. We desperately need your financial support to keep our novel campaign strong in the weeks ahead and beyond. Please consider investing in a better Iran by making a donation to our campaign via check or PayPal. 

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And from the camp of Rafsanjani who probably will not be in the running because of disfavor from the clerics

Iran’s ex-president: Tehran not eager for war with Israel.

Ahead of June elections, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is quoted in local press expressing nonbelligerence toward Jewish state.

April 29, 2013.


Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani casts his ballot in front of a portrait of late Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini. (AP Photo/ISNA, Ruhollah Vahdati)

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani casts his ballot in front of a portrait of late Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini. (AP Photo/ISNA, Ruhollah Vahdati)

Iran’s influential former president has expressed a softer stance toward the country’s archenemy Israel than the one reflected in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s typical anti-Israel remarks.

Several Iranian newspapers, including the pro-reform Shargh daily, on Monday quoted Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as saying: “We are not at war with Israel.”

“We are not eager to go to war with Israel, but if the Arabs wage war on it we will support them,” Iranian national radio quoted Rafsanjani telling reporters.

The remark is seen as part of growing calls by high-profile Iranian politicians, including potential presidential candidates, to repair Iran’s image abroad. Ahmadinejad’s comments since 2005 that Israel should be destroyed have prompted an international outcry.

Last week, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the mayor of Tehran —  who is considered a potential candidate in the June presidential election — said the president’s anti-Jewish remarks have damaged Iran.

Rafsanjani has not said whether he plans to run in the election.

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Last night I passed Stephansplatz in Central Vienna, and saw a table set up by Iranians demonstrating against the regime and expressing the opinion that the elections will be fake in the sense that candidates not ready to service the clerics will not be cleared. The man with whom I talked, reviewing the clerics displeasure with Ahmedi-Nejad, predicted that the new President will put him in jail shortly after being elected.

On that the Arabs would say – Insh Allah!

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