Influential clerics support top leaders adviser

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona The decision is seen as a blow to Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, who was campaigning in a coalition with Velayati.Velayati, who served as foreign minister from 1981-1997, is one of eight candidates.He has vowed for better relations with the world and criticized Iran’s current positions in talks with the West over its disputed nuclear program.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Comments   Share   center_img TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – An influential Iranian clerical body has announced its support for presidential candidate Ali Akbar Velayati in the June 14 election.A Sunday report by the semi-official Mehr news agency quotes the Association of Teachers of Qom Seminary as saying the association decided to support Velayati, current foreign adviser for Iran’s Supreme Leader.The association is seen an important reference body for many conservatives and average Iranian voters who are devout. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img