Skip to comments.Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to approve Ahmadinejad as election winner
Posted on 08/02/2009 6:15:39 PM PDT by myknowledge
Irans Supreme Leader will officially endorse President Ahmadinejads re-election on Monday as the regime faces a fresh barrage of protests this time over the show trial of more than 100 opposition figures detained in the crackdown that followed the hotly disputed ballot.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will approve Mr Ahmadinejads second term during a televised ceremony in Tehran attended by other regime leaders, and on Wednesday the President will take the oath of office before Irans parliament. Seven weeks after the election, however, the regime is still battling to crush the resistance of millions of Iranians who believe that the poll was rigged.
On Saturday, in an apparent effort to deter further protests, it put scores of opponents on trial in Tehrans Revolutionary Court, accusing them of conspiring with foreign powers to stage a revolution. Yesterday it added ten more defendants.
Many are senior officials in former reformist governments. They were dressed in grey prison uniforms, had lost weight and were denied access to lawyers.
The proceedings were closed, except to the state media, which later broadcast selected highlights, including the rambling confessions of various defendants including Mohammed Ali Abtahi, a former Vice-President.
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This proves that Ahmadinejad is just a sock puppet of the mullahcrats.
And the response coming from Washington.....Chirp, Chirp, Chirp.