1255 GMT:Your Friday Prayers Update. Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami had the podium today and he used it for a jab at President Ahmadinejad.
Commenting on the upcoming Presidential elections, Khatami said officials must observe "Islamic ethics" and avoid misuse of authority during the process.,
When selecting candidates, national and public interests were preferable to factional ones, Khatami added. "Whoever wants to be president of his country should be at the forefront of ethics,"
Khatami said that candidates must not use public funds.
"None of the three branches of the Islamic government should encourage or support a particular candidate," he added.
In contrast, Fars News English focuses its attention on rhetoric about “Arrogant Powers” and Syria.