Sunday, May 08, 2011

Mehr News acknowledges something is going on

The current power struggle between Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollah finally produces a ripple on the propaganda pond, albeit a ripple of denial:
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has advised Iranian officials and media outlets against disseminating information that would provide the enemies with pretexts to create a commotion about the country.

The Leader made the remarks during a meeting with a number of police officials in Tehran on Sunday in reference to the commotion created by certain media outlets about Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi’s resignation, which was accepted by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad but was rejected by the Leader.

On April 19, certain media outlets reported that the president insisted on his decision to accept the intelligence minister’s resignation. But some of the president’s close allies rejected the reports and said that the president has always obeyed the Leader’s orders.

The Leader said that Iranian officials, the intelligentsia, and media outlets should not speak in a way or write something that would undermine peace in the country and create discord, since that would not be in the interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran at this juncture.

He also pointed to the enemies’ attempts to blow certain disagreements between Iranian officials out of proportion, saying, “Pretexts should not be provided for the enemies.”
I think the pretexts are already out of the bag.

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