INU – Ahmad Khatami, a cleric close to Khamenei and a member of cleric regime’s counsel of experts said: “Velayate Faqih is only dominant force in the islamic system”. Anyone who stands against him should expect to see the “consequences of of their stance and the events of 2009 uprising hasn’t been forgotten”.

According to “Tasnim News, “Khatami  who was speaking in Someasara (North Iran) said : “supreme leader is the indicator of the Islamic nation in Islamic Republic, and no one even elected president has the right to take any position against him”.

Ahmad Khatami said that “the 2009 uprising and street protests were planed and implemented as a last shot”.