Ayatollah Haeri Shirazi
[Ayatollah Haeri Shirazi compares the political factions in Iran to both sides of the zipper and the leader to what holds them together.]
Ayatollah Haeri Shirazi: Look at this zipper. It goes up and down. The supreme leader’s position is like this. Whoever separates them creates division and degrades the position of the leader. The group that says the leader belongs to us, not you, should know that if it is only one side, then it will stand like this. Is this the position of the leader?
They claim that they have appropriated him. If the two don’t work together, then can the zipper work? It can’t.