MASHAD, Iran, July 14 (Mehr News Agency) - Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi says he still has faith in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and backs him.
The remarks by Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi is significant as he had severely criticized certain persons close to president who are accused of running a suspicious movement known as "deviant current"
When asked he was a strong supporter of Ahmadinejad but what is his current position, he said, "At that time Ahmadinejad had to be backed in the face of his rivals and my support for Ahmadinejad was a confirmation of his slogans and (his commitment to revive) the principles of the Islamic Revolution."
He added, "I still have faith in Ahmadinejad and support him."
The ayatollah told reporters in Mashad, "I believe their actions (deviationists' actions) would finally weaken Islam, the Islamic system and this is the wish of freemasons and the enemies of Islam."
However, Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, who is a member of the Assembly of Experts and a leading scholar at Qom Seminary, said people will not allow deviationists to hurt the Islamic system.
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