Iraq's most revered Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has strongly objected to a 'security accord' between the US and Iraq.
The Grand Ayatollah has reiterated that he would not allow Iraq to sign such a deal with "the US occupiers" as long as he was alive, a source close to Ayatollah Sistani said.
The source added the Grand Ayatollah had voiced his strong objection to the deal during a meeting with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in the holy city of Najaf on Thursday.
Other important news from Press TV this week includes an essay by Dr Nicholas Kollerstrom:
In his essay, Dr Nicholas Kollerstrom argues that the alleged massacre of Jewish people by gassing during World War II was scientifically impossible.
It's troubling that Obama's signature foreign policy issue is the promise of face to face meetings with Iran's holocaust denying leader. That his cheerleader in chief in the blogosphere would link wholly unsubstantiated propaganda from Iran's English-language, holocaust-denying website in order to make the case for that foreign policy doesn't instill a lot of confidence either.