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Opposition leader asks for referendum on Ahmadinejad’s policies

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on October 6, 2010

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi called for a referendum on the policies of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad which he said had left the country isolated.

“Who gave you the authorization to leave Iran at odds with the whole world through your adventurist and dictatorial policies?” the opposition website kaleme.com quoted Mousavi as saying.

Mir Hossein Mousavi said the president’s actions on the world stage, such as a speech at the U.N. last month in which he questioned 9/11, have helped deepen Iran’s isolation and worsen its economy.

“We may hear cries of hurray at coffee shops in some Arab countries, but the real effect of the speech will be felt more everyday … in the market and the national economy,” Mousavi said.

“Hold a referendum and let’s see if the people support these destructive policies or not,” he said.

“The regime is suffering from dangerous illusions and is in the process of burning all of its bridges, large and small.”

The opposition chief has never accepted the official results of a presidential election last June which saw him defeated by Ahmadinejad in the first round.

The results sparked a wave of mass protests in Iranian cities which triggered a government crackdown.

In the postelection crackdown, more than 80 demonstrators were killed and hundreds of activists and pro-reform figures were arrested which some still remain in jail until now.

The government, which puts the number of confirmed deaths at 30, accuses opposition leaders of being “stooges of the West” and of seeking to topple the ruling system through street protests.

 As Mousavi said also this brutal regime is suffering from dangerous illusions.


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