Opposing Iran's supreme leader is denial of God: cleric

A senior Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, has suggested that opposing the country's supreme leader amounts to a denial of God.

Correspondents say the unusually strong comments appear to be aimed at silencing internal dissent over the leadership of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Ayatollah Khamenei came under unprecedented attack by protesters after the 2009 presidential poll.

More recently, he was shunned by senior Iranian clerics during a visit to Qom.

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