In Qom, Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei Aims to Cement Leadership over Clerics
Peterson, Scott, The Christian Science Monitor
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made a high-profile visit to Qom today to demonstrate his leadership over a religious establishment divided by last year's election.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei began a high- profile visit today to Qom, Iran's holy city and the heart of Shiite learning. The trip, reported to last a week or more, is a bid to demonstrate that he remains in firm control of a religious establishment that has been shaken and divided by last year's controversial election and the violent protests that ensued.
State-run media highlighted the visit as "historic," and for days in advance showed images of clerics painting welcoming …
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