伊最高领袖支持内贾德任总统 Iran's Supreme Leader Endorses Ahmadinejad's Presidency

03 August, 2009

伊朗最高领袖哈梅内伊正式支持艾哈迈迪.内贾德的第二个总统任期,尽管伊朗国内对内贾德连任存在广泛争议。

星期一,哈梅内伊在德黑兰的一个官方典礼上批准了内贾德的总统任期。两位前总统哈塔米、拉夫桑贾尼以及落选的改革派候选人穆萨维、卡洛比都没有出席这一活动。

内贾德四年前首次赢得大选后曾亲吻哈梅内伊的手,以示忠诚。那张照片曾广泛流传。但是今年,伊朗媒体报道说,最高领袖在内贾德明显想要再次亲吻他的手时向后退。哈梅内伊让总统亲吻了他的肩膀。

8月5日,内贾德将在国会宣誓就职。总统在那之后有两星期时间公布他的新内阁。

Iran's supreme leader has formally endorsed the second-term presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, despite a widespread dispute over his re-election.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved Mr. Ahmadinejad's presidency at an official ceremony Monday in Tehran. Two former presidents, Mohammed Khatami and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, as well as defeated reformist candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi did not attend the event.

After Mr. Ahmadinejad's first election victory four years ago, a photograph was widely circulated of the new president kissing Khamenei's hand in a show of loyalty. But this year, Iranian media report the supreme leader stepped back Monday when Mr. Ahmadinejad approached in an apparent attempt to kiss his hand once again. The ayatollah instead allowed the president to kiss his shoulder.

Mr. Ahmadinejad will be sworn in by parliament on August 5. The president has two weeks from that date to unveil his new Cabinet.