Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Top Iranian cleric quits -- cites deception, corruption, bribery



Denouncing what he termed a chaotic situation in Iran, a prominent Iranian cleric resigned his post of Friday prayers leader in the central major city of Isfahan, media reports said Wednesday.

In an open letter, the full text of which was published in Wednesday's reformist newspapers, Ayatollah Jalaluddin Taheri showed disgust at the way the country is being run in an unprecedented bitter tone. He said he could not close his eyes to "tangible realities and witness the stifling pain and unbearable suffering of the people." The once associate of the late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini went on with a battery of accusations against the clerical system which he had a role in its establishment in 1979.

Okay, if turmoil is coming let's not do a Jimmy Carter and pick the worst possible side to support, thus insuring decades of animosity and hatred.

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