Ahmad Alamolhoda

The Mashhad Friday Mass Imam, a hardline cleric, has spoken out against a proposal to put recent developments in Iran-U.S. relations to a referendum.

On Wednesday, Ahmad Alamolhoda said: “Fundamentals of the Revolution cannot be put to referendum! All our martyrs rose to fight the arrogance; the Revolution is based on the fight against the world arrogance.”

Iranian hardliners refer to the U.S. as the world arrogance.

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has proposed putting his administration’s recent diplomatic efforts to improve relations with the West to a referendum, after some hardliners questioned his phone conversation with the U.S. president