Rafsanjani: All should avoid political divide

Tehran, June 29, IRNA – Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Sunday night that all should avoid political divide to bolster national solidarity.

Rafsanjani made the remarks in a cerermony of Iftari (fasting break meal). Ramadan is a good occasion to purify body and soul, he said.

He outlined economic and cultural problems in the society, and urged the government and people to help resolve them.

Referring to expansion of terrorist groups in the region such as in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and some other countries, he said that terrorist groups have escalated violence creating problems for the Muslim World. ‘They try to sow discord to divide the Islamic religions.’