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  2/27/2013, Adar 17, 5773

Ahmadenijad Considers Seperation of Religion and State


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is weighing an extraordinary attack on the political power of the religious state, hoping that taking the power of religious state leaders away would ensure the victory of his right hand man in the upcoming presidential elections to be held this summer. 

The UK Times reported that Ahmadinejad's confidant, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, are plotting to separate religion from the state and in effect block the powers of the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which would effectively dismantle the structure of the theocratic regime, which operated since the 1979 revolution.

Ahmadenijad has recently been feuding with the the Ayatollah and those in his religious circle.