1200 GMT: Your Tehran Friday Prayer Summary. Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami's message from the pulpit today....
1. We defeated the "sedition" with our march on 30 December last year.
2. Subsidy cuts are excellent.
3. Help Pakistan's flood victims. (And, Pakistan, don't send us your terrorists.)
4. The ban on the hijab in Azerbaijan is very, very bad.
1140 GMT: Rafsanjani Sedition Watch. On the surface, it was just another ritual denunciation of the evil British. Minister of Intelligence Heydar Moslehi told an audience in southern Tehran on Thursday, "One of the intelligence services that sought to overthrow the Islamic Republic since the advent of the Revolution, was British....[It] acted quite diligently with precise knowledge of our culture to influence individuals, and they learned that one of the ways to harm people was through their relatives.”
Go a bit farther, however, and you'll see that Moslehi had a target closer to home....