Today’s Tehran Friday Prayer from Reuters:
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A senior cleric urged Iran’s factions on Friday to end post-election infighting, suggesting they should focus on trying to “export the revolution” instead. Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani’s comments appeared to be an attempt to calm political tension inside Iran after its disputed election in June, which plunged the country into its deepest internal crisis since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
“In our Islamic society, if we want to hurt people’s prestige in our remarks … then it would lead to a fire which hurts everyone,” Kashani told Friday prayer worshippers in Tehran, in a clear reference to domestic political feuding. “It is now the time to export the revolution … it is not the time to treat each other like this,” he said in a sermon broadcast live on state radio. “Such remarks cause damage to the Islamic society and prevent the export of the revolution.”
Kashani is seen as a moderate cleric who rarely makes politically controversial remarks.