Ayatollah Rafsanjani slammed by Iran's Minister of Intelligence
Radio Zamaneh via payvand
12-Dec-2009 (2 comments)

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, former Iranian president and current chairman of Iran's Expediency Council and Assembly of Experts is once more under attack by the Ahmadinejad government for siding with election protesters.

Iran's Minster of Intelligence, Heidar Moslehi condemned the "shocking" ideas of Ayatollah Rafsanjani which he maintained "are similar to the ideas proposed by the heads of the riots."

The Iranian government has tirelessly tried to portray the people's protests to the alleged vote-rigging in the June presidential elections as a foreign-backed conspiracy and a riot to topple the Islamic Republic. The disputing candidates, MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi have been dubbed as the head of the riots along with former president, Mohammad Khatami

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Darius Kadivar

I agree Shifteh Jaan I have the same feeling ...

by Darius Kadivar on

I think the regime is preparing some desperate way out of this situation and we may witness some radical measures in the days or weeks to come.

I had the same feeling that the burning picture of Khomeiny may have been staged by the regime itself to discredit the legitimacy of the Green Movement and demonstrators.


Shifteh Ansari

Something bad is cooking

by Shifteh Ansari on

Hi Darius! The buzz from Iranian blogs and twitter is that the thugs are cooking another heinous scenario.  The unusually disrespectful rhetoric on Hashemi and the fabricated "khomeini picture" scenario are reminiscent of the other times when the regime was gearing up to do something previously unexpected.  Remember, we are watching desperate criminals here.