Tehran: Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi said he is opposed to sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme but has accused the government of "adventurism," his website reported on Monday.
"Although we regard the current situation a result of mismanagement and adventurism in foreign policy, we cannot agree with sanctions which will affect people`s lives," he said in a meeting yesterday with Iran-Iraq war veterans.
World powers led by the US are weighing fresh sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme which they fear masks a weapons drive.
Iran denies seeking weapons but it has faced three rounds of UN Security Council sanctions since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to power in 2005 for having defied calls to suspend sensitive uranium enrichment work.
Mousavi and other opposition figures frequently lash out at Ahmadinejad over his confrontational foreign policy and for having "isolated" Iran.
A former premier, Mousavi ran against hardliner Ahmadinejad in a disputed June 2009 election which sparked street protests and a political crisis in the Islamic republic.