Ahmadinejad Meets Religious Authorities

TEHRAN, March 10--President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday the government is doing its best to pursue active diplomacy for defending the ideals of the 1979 .
In a meeting with Muslim authorities and scholars in the holy city of Qom, the chief executive noted that the government has taken a big step in its foreign diplomacy for defending the rights of the Iranian nation, IRNA reported.
Thanking the dignitaries for supporting the government, Ahmadinejad said the government’s success is due to the follow-up of officials and backing of the Iranian nation, particularly the clerics.
Referring to the role of clergymen in different areas, particularly issues related to the Muslim world, the president pointed out that Shiite authorities and scholars have always confronted the enemies under the most difficult conditions.
Ahmadinejad also said the Iranians take pride in following Islamic principles.
Emphasizing the government’s commitment to religious principles, he criticized cynics for their unrealistic propaganda against the government.
“Since my taking office as president, opposition was initiated against the government,“ he said.
Ahmadinejad stressed that the government is doing its best to remove the people’s problems and improve the economic and cultural conditions of the society.
“The cabinet became familiar with people’s problems during its visits to different provinces,“ he said.
During a one-day visit to the holy city of Qom, Ahmadinejad met with Ayatollah Fazel-Lankarani, Ayatollah Nasser Makarem-Shirazi, Ayatollah Safi-Golpayegani, Ayatollah Behjat and Ayatollah Ali Meshkini.


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