Iran`s Mousavi vows to continue fight against `fraud`

Last Updated: Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 18:17

Tehran: Opposition leader Mir Hossein
Mousavi renewed on Saturday fraud allegations against Iranian
authorities over the June election and called for continued
protest.

"People, your friends are committed not to betray you on
the path of fighting liars and fraudsters," Mousavi said in a
statement carried on his official website, Kaleme.com.

"With respect to this commitment, the only way that I
recommend is to continue on the green path that you have
followed in the past months ... with small and large
gatherings, campaigns and questions," he said.

Mousavi`s call came two days after Iran`s
conservative-dominated parliament united behind President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and approved the vast majority of his
proposed cabinet as reportedly advised by supreme leader
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Mousavi, who came in second, dismissed the June 12 poll
as a "shameful fraud" as hundreds of thousands of Iranians
poured on to streets in protest against the hardliner`s
re-election.

The protests, in which dozens of people were killed and
thousands were arrested, have plunged Iran into its worst
crisis since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

But Khamenei strongly backed Ahmadinejad, dismissed fraud
allegations, pointed an accusing finger at Western states over
the unrest and held opposition leaders responsible for the
ensuing violence.

Bureau Report



First Published: Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 18:17

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