Rome: A leader of Iran's reformist opposition movement says he believes the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini would have scrapped the results of the June Presidential Elections.
Italian daily La Stampa today quoted Mehdi Karroubi as saying that if the leader of the 1979 Islamic revolution were alive, he would have annulled the results and condemned the "violence and murders”.
The results sparked Iran's worst political turmoil in decades. Karroubi likened the arrests and violence to a coup.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned reformers they face "harsh" measures for confronting the establishment.
The opposition claims that hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the election by fraud and the real winner is Mir Hossein Mousavi.
First Published: Saturday, September 12, 2009, 22:18