Iranian President Abolhassan Bani Sadr has still not agreed to four of the 20 nominations in Iran's new cabinet.
SV PAN INT Ayatollah Beheshti enters room and takes seat for news conference in Teheran, Iran as newsmen look on (2 shots)
CU Beheshti speaking in English
BEHESHTI: "Mr Bani Sadr and Mr Rajai both are responsible to do their best to reach a full understanding in this regard. And the other brothers are ready to help them, to give them useful advice in this regard, and they have done it. At any rate we are ready to do it. At any rate we are ready to do our best to create such a co-understanding".
REPORTER: "Do you think that problem will be resolved soon?"
BEHESHTI: "We are reported that there were good developments and today afternoon they have had another meeting in which some other people will participate too, and we hope that they can reach the last agreement".
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Background: Iranian President Abolhassan Bani Sadr has still not agreed to four of the 20 nominations in Iran's new cabinet. But a statement on whether he will accept their nomination is expected within the next two days. The speaker of the Majlis (parliament) said on Thursday (4 September) that many of the problems had been solved relating to Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Rajai's cabinet list, which President Bani Sadr has yet to officially approve. Hojatolesam Hashemi Refsanjani told the Majlis that there was almost total understanding among the negotiating parties.
SYNOPSIS: There's beeb speculation that the influential Ayatollah Beheshti might intervene to help smooth out conflicting views the President and Prime Minister have over cabinet nominations. He told reporters he believed they could themselves find an amicable solution.