‘Death Threat’ From Iran’s Vatican Intensifies Debate Over Rohani Government

Sign: “You whose slogan is negotiation, expect [to end up] in Farah’s swimming pool,”

A perceived death threat against President Hassan Rohani within the seminary of the holy Shi’ite city of Qom has led to controversy in Iran, with some calling it a disaster for the seminary — home to thousands of influential clerics and theology students — and others demanding an investigation.

The implicit warning came in a placard held by a group of clerics who staged a protest on August 16 to register their unhappiness with economic problems that they blame on Rohani.