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Blogger Hadi Sajadpour from “The Notebook Without Lines” is longing for Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to return to the Iranian capital from his visit to Qom:

A friend from Qom said, in a way that was clear he was showing off: Agha [meaning sir, a reference to Khamenei] has gone to Qom, with what hope have you stayed in Tehran?

For a second I didn’t know what to say…because I didn’t want to run short of arguments in front of the Qom crowd. I said: Agha is in Tehran [all the time], he’s gone to Qom for a few days to be the guest of Hazrat Massoumeh [sister of Imam Reza whose shrine is located in Qom], what does it have to do with you?

The truth is that there is no answer to a good argument. Tehran is unbearable without agha; one can feel it from the mood and atmosphere these days.

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