12 May, 2005

Top clerics blast Iran regime as vote nears

QOM, Iran: Two of Iran's most senior dissident pro-reform Shiite clerics have hit out at the Islamic regime ahead of next month's presidential election, accusing hard-liners of failing to deliver on revolutionary promises of fundamental freedoms.Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri and Grand Ayatollah Yusef Saanei also voiced pessimism over the prospect for a free and fair poll on June 17.

1 comment:

beakerkin said...

Are you aware of the Quom - Karballah rivalry in Shia Islam.
Traditionaly Shia sought a division of Mosque and state. These
dissenting clerics are actually conservative.

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