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Ayatollah vs. Ayatollah

FILES-IRAN-POLITICS-MONTAZERIMcClatchy News is reporting that one of Iran’s most senior clerics, Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, has called the election rigged.  He has also criticized the government crackdown on Mousavi supporters.   Montazeri himself was a leader of the 1979 revolution and a one-time rival to the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei for the nation’s top position.

And yes, he has his own website.  Got Farsi?

Iran’s senior ayatollah slams election, confirming split

McClatchy Newspapers
Tue, Jun. 16, 2009

By Warren P. Strobel and Jonathan S. Landay

TEHRAN, Iran — Supporters of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his main rival in the disputed presidential election, Mir Hossein Mousavi, massed in competing rallies Tuesday as the country’s most senior Islamic cleric threw his weight behind opposition charges that Ahmadinejad’s re-election was rigged.

“No one in their right mind can believe” the official results from Friday’s contest, Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri said of the landslide victory claimed by Ahmadinejad. Continue reading

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