Ahmadinejad meets Friday prayers leaders

TEHRAN, Sept. 29 (MNA) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who met with the Friday prayers leaders on Wednesday said “Friday prayers” have a political and educational effect on Islamic societies.

Ahmadinejad, who was speaking in the 21st nationwide gathering of the Friday prayers leaders in Tehran, went on to say that Friday prayers play a significant role in renewing people’s allegiance to Velayat-e-Faqih (rule of supreme jurisprudence).

Elsewhere in his remarks, he pointed to his week-long trip to New York, saying interviews that he conducted there was a serious battle.

The president held a series of interviews with several media outlets, including AP, Russian today, CNN, PBS and so forth.

Ahmadinejad said the U.S. media do not enjoy freedom of expression.

Pointing to his rhetoric against the United States during the New York visit, he said in the past nobody dared to speak against the U.S. but today Iran, from the heart of the U.S., puts its entity into question.

“Our most important war with the U.S. is war of nerves,” he opined.


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