Tehran: Iran`s opposition leader says the
country`s hard-line political leaders could suffer the same
fate as the deposed Shah`s regime if they continue to
consolidate their grip on power.
The comments represent a clear break by Mir Hossein
Mousavi with a ruling system he was once firmly a part of. The
former prime minister was a fervent supporter of the 1979
revolution that brought cleric-led government to Iran before
recasting himself as a leader of the reform-seeking opposition
in last year`s disputed presidential election.
In comments on his website today, Mousavi accuses
hard-liners of moving toward an oppressive, one-party system.
Previously, he limited his criticism to authorities`
post-election crackdown rather than taking on the ruling