Iranian Muslim clerics criticize President Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s behavior at Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez’s funeral displeased Iran’s conservative Muslim leaders.

According to Iranian media, the fact that Ahmadinejad hugged Chavez’s grieving mother caused a storm of controversy among Muslim leaders.

The clerics from the Kum Religious Centre described the Iranian President’s action as “inappropriate.”

The publication of a photo that shows the President consoling Chavez’s mother triggered criticism.

The conservative clergy have also condemned the Iranian President for his eulogy of Chavez where he called Chavez a martyr and said he “will come again to redeem mankind.”

By The Voice of Russia


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