Ayatollah Sistani Backs Early Elections in Iraq

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Iraq’s top cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on Sunday threw his support behind the prime minister’s announcement that parliamentary elections will be held ahead of schedule next year, saying the timing should not serve the interests of political groups. Ayatollah Sistani’s comments came in a statement released by his office after a meeting with the UN Envoy to Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, AP reported. “Parliamentary elections scheduled for next year are very important,” said the top cleric