Khamenei crony: Next Iran president must be fully subservient to Supreme LeaderNCRI - The representative of Iran's Supreme Leader in Mashad city said on Saturday the clerical regime has reached "a very crucial juncture in its life and is facing a historical turn." He stressed the next president should be fully subservient to Khamenei.
Mullah Alam al-Hoda, the Friday prayer leader in Iran's second largest city, said the regime is at a "watershed. The turn might be vey rocky or the river bend may become very narrow. Our system [regime] is going off a cliff and we are confronting the whole world on the other side."
In a direct reference to infighting between Khamenei and Ahmadinejad he said: "In such a sensitive period you can't have someone making a hole in the ship [the regime] and not obeying the ship's captain [Khamenei]. It is natural that in such circumstances the president must be in complete coordination with the Supreme Leader and manage the system internally. Therefore the 11th president in the 4th decade of the regime must be affiliated to the system and fully subservient to the supreme leader."
However he added that: "During the next few months we are not in a position to grapple with the government. Under no pretext is grappling with the government justified."