An Iranian woman walks past a poster of Iran's Minister of Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi, a candidate for upcoming vote on the Assembly of Experts, in the capital Tehran on February 18, 2016. AFP / ATTA KENARE
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Iran prayer leaders urge vote for anti-US candidatesIranian clerics used their last Friday prayer sermons before key polls next week to urge the faithful to elect candidates loyal to the Islamic revolution and hostile to the United States.They accused Western media of attempting to sway voters against the revolution's supporters in next Friday's twin elections to parliament and the Assembly of Experts, the body which elects and supervises Iran's supreme leader.In Iran's second city Mashhad, prayer leader Mohammad Bagher Farzaneh urged the faithful to elect members of parliament who have "Death the America" written "on their foreheads", the ISNA news agency reported.
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