Iran's Khamenei says protests were planned before vote
Reuters / Zahra Hosseinian
26-Aug-2009 (2 comments)

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader said on Wednesday opposition protests that erupted after the country's June presidential vote were planned in advance, but he said he did not believe its leaders were agents of foreigners.

Iranian officials have previously portrayed the protests as a foreign-backed bid to topple the clerical establishment. They have accused Western powers, particularly the United States and Britain of fomenting the unrest, a charge denied by Washington and London.

The June 12 vote has plunged Iran into its most serious internal crisis since the 1979 Islamic revolution and has exposed deep divisions in the establishment's ruling elite.

Some hardliners have repeatedly called for the arrest of opposition leaders who say the vote was rigged to secure the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

"I do not accuse the leaders of recent events as being the agents of foreigners, including America and Britain... >>>

Shifteh Ansari, the ballot boxes were planned before vote

by Shifteh Ansari on

Brazen beyond words.  People saw this guy's true colors and it is only a matter of time before his sorry ass and that of his lackey Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are kicked out of their seats. 



I have to say..

by yolanda on

I have to say this Supreme guy is super senile, super paranoid, and super insecure! It is sad that this guy has soooo much power and causes soooo much pain to the Iranians. Hopefully this guy is the last emperor of Iran and no more dictators after him!

Thanks for the article!