An Iranian cleric accused President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of betraying the people and called on reformers to unite to defeat him in next year's elections, according to an interview in the German Financial Times Deutschland.
"Ahmadinejad is not complying with the will of the people," Grand Ayatollah Bajat Sanjani said. "This is a major threat, a big danger," he added in an unusually direct personal attack. Sanjani also accused Ahmadinejad's government of breaking the law, seriously encroaching on existing freedoms and illegally empowering the Revolutionary Guard. (Reuters)