Friday, July 12, 2002

Khamenei Tries To Ease Tension In Iran



Iran's supreme spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has moved to calm tensions after a prominent cleric resigned in a bitter protest against corruption in public life.

He said he agreed with some of the strong criticisms contained in Ayatollah Jalaluddin Taheri's letter of resignation.

Fears that the row would lead to disturbances at the prayers proved unfounded as few of Ayatollah Taheri's supporters turned up at the mosque where he usually leads the prayers.

Friday prayers passed off peacefully
Instead, the congregation was dominated by hardliners and security men in plain clothes.

So, this explains why the followers weren't there, right?

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