From Hojatoleslam Sediqi’s sermons at the Friday Prayer yesterday in Tehran:
- "Poverty does not exist in Iran."
- "If we really wanted to have relationships with the West, we would not have revolted (against the Shah)."
The popular news site Tabnak responds to Sadiqi’s remarks on the absence of poverty in the country.
- "The question is, Could we eliminate poverty and its ugly manifestations by denial of realities on the ground?"
Sadiqi’s remarks on the goal of the Islamic revolution: If indeed the principle goal of the clergy who imposed themselves as the leaders of the revolution was to break relations with the West, they have indeed succeeded.