Jalili meets with top cleric Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi

Iran’s presidential candidate Saeed Jalili (R) meets with top cleric Ayatollah Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi in Qom, May 28, 2013.

Iranian presidential candidate Saeed Jalili has met with top cleric Ayatollah Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi during a visit to the holy city of Qom in central Iran.

Jalili, who is serving as secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), described the Tuesday meeting as a great honor, adding he had benefited from Ayatollah Yazdi’s advice and guidelines.

The presidential candidate also met with some other senior religious figures at the Seminary of Qom later during his stay.

Iran’s Principlist Perseverance Front threw its weight behind Jalili after the front’s main hopeful former Health Minister Kamran Baqeri-Lankarani quit the presidential race.

Jalili is facing seven rivals in the June 14 presidential election, namely former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, President of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, former First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi.

By Press TV


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