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Mousavi embraces Ayatollah Makarem. Archive photo

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Larijani secretly meets with Ayatollah Makarem

Tabnak | Sept. 18, 2009

Majlis speaker Ali Larijani has secretly met with Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi at his residence in Qom.

According to the Rasa news agency report, while details of last night's meeting were not disclosed, it is believed that the country's current state of affairs were discussed.

It should be noted that in recent days the number of private meetings held between the Sources of Emulation in Qom, Ayatollahs Makarem-Shirazi, Safi-Golpayegani and Nouri-Hamadani and Iranian political figures and other clerics has been on the increase.

Hotel gives Ahmadinejad the boot

NY Post | Sept. 18, 2009

The New York Helmsley Hotel last night abruptly canceled a long-planned banquet for next week after finding out that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was scheduled to attend and speak, The Post has learned.

An Iranian student group had booked the space months ago, said Howard Rubenstein, spokesman for Helmsley Properties.

Possible Internet disruptions in Iran

RaheSabz | Sept. 18, 2009

Reports suggest that internet service has been disrupted in Iran. Rahesabz is looking into the matter and will post updates on the issue.

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3 Comments

Although people welcome the mojtahed's (ie montazeri, sane'i etc)support as a way to discredit an already bankrupt system. However their decisions or cooperation is not must! People are wide awake, -politically matured, know what they want - they are in the driver's seat so if any entity is following another, it is the ayatollah's who would/should follow the people - if they know what's good for their survival(physically & otherwise).

So all these meetings are for the ayatollahs and the regime players to run around in a futile frenzy to save a losing battle for all intended purposes. Long live a free democratic secular iran.

iranee azaad / September 18, 2009 2:33 PM

It is naïve to think that a secular democracy cannot lead to tyrannical rule. Hitler and his party, the National Socialist, were brought to power through the ballot box. George Bush only got elected because his brother rigged the results in Florida. His Democratic rival Al Gore decided not to keep campaigning against him once the Supreme Court which was packed by his father with right wing judges,to throw the towel in & started work on a more significant threat to human habitation namely climate change. The Iranian constitution is generally a progressive statement & what is needed is upholding of & its fair implementation. This is what Musawi wishes to concentrate on & I believe he is right to do so & wait for his moment. There is a danger amongst some sections of the reformists, in their disgust at the abuse of religion to hold power, to throw out the whole of religion which is a major part of life for most Iranians & from the values of which much has achieved. & rather than continuing to campaign

rezvan / September 27, 2009 1:37 AM

It is naïve to think that a secular democracy cannot lead to tyrannical rule. Hitler and his party, the National Socialist, were brought to power through the ballot box. George Bush only got elected because his brother rigged the results in Florida. His Democratic rival Al Gore decided not to keep campaigning against him once the Supreme Court which was packed by his father with right wing judges,to throw the towel in & started work on a more significant threat to human habitation namely climate change. The Iranian constitution is generally a progressive statement & what is needed is upholding of & its fair implementation. This is what Musawi wishes to concentrate on & I believe he is right to do so & wait for his moment. There is a danger amongst some sections of the reformists, in their disgust at the abuse of religion to hold power, to throw out the whole of religion which is a major part of life for most Iranians & from the values of which much has achieved. & rather than continuing to campaign

rezvan / September 27, 2009 2:05 AM