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Iran clerics take Ahmadinejad to task for hugging Chavez’s mother at funeral

Senior Iranian clerics say president violated strict Islamic code and failed to 'protect the dignity of his nation' by consoling mother of deceased Venezuelan leader with an embrace.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/iran_clerics_take_ahmadinejad_to_task_for_hugging_chavezs_mother_at_funeral

Senior Iranian clerics have scolded President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for consoling Hugo Chavez's mother with a hug – a physical contact considered a sin under Iran's strict Islamic codes.

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