Skip to comments.Khamenei Tells Mousavi To Toe The Line Over Election Or Be Cast Out
Posted on 06/18/2009 5:14:47 PM PDT by Steelfish
Khamenei tells Mousavi to toe the line over election or be cast out
Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi (centre right) addresses supporters in Tehran
Ella Flaye in Tehran, Catherine Philp and Martin Fletcher
The moderate Iranian leader who says that he was robbed of victory in last weeks presidential election faces a fateful choice today: support the regime or be cast out.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Irans Supreme Leader, has told Mir Hossein Mousavi to stand beside him as he uses Friday prayers at Tehran University to call for national unity. An army of Basiji Islamic volunteer militiamen is also expected to be bussed in to support the Supreme Leader.
The demand was made at a meeting this week with representatives of all three candidates who claim that the poll was rigged, and it puts Mr Mousavi on the spot.
He has become the figurehead of a popular movement that is mounting huge demonstrations daily against the theft of last Fridays election by President Ahmadinejad, the ayatollahs protégé.
Mr Mousavi, 67, is a creature of the political Establishment a former revolutionary and prime minister who would like to liberalise Iranian politics but has never challenged the system in the way his followers are doing.
It was unclear last night what he would do or even whether the protests would die away if he backed down.
Yesterday tens of thousands of demonstrators packed into the Imam Khomeini Square in Tehran named after the founder of the Islamic Republic for another massive rally, this one to mourn protesters killed in Mondays clashes with pro-government militias.
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If he supports DinnerJacket's coup, he's cast out anyway.
Am I missing something?
Was it ever settled that Imanutjob was one of the hostage takers of the Americans? Too bad no one has wiped him off the face of the earth.
Sounds like the regime is scared and signaling some very omninous coming ‘attractions’. If Obama would stop being a traitor to his own country’s values of freedom, we might have the first real chance of a regime change from the top down in Iran. There are millions of people in the streets that want a better relationship to the west, freedoms for women and more secular laws. The mullahs cannot ‘banish’ millions of people!
Obama is blowing this by coming down on the side of the tyrannical regime and mullahs in Iran.
Hey Obama...for the first time in my life I am ashamed of my country. All thanks to you!
President Ahmadinejad, the ayatollahs protégé. .............. Has Protege become another word for Stooge? I will know the people are winning when there is an exodus of Mercedes Benz’s, pouring over the borders with old bearded men as drivers or passengers. The best sign of all, will be seeing them hanging from the lamp posts on the big Blvd. in Tehran.
I would like to see Khamenei and Ahmadinejad dead.
To make things worse, if he were to win the election, it would be more of the same, maybe even worse. I’ve heard he’s just as bad for us as Ahmadinabama.
Even the reporters in England use “toe the line” incorrectly.