Iran's Mousavi says he will continue fight for reform

Iran's opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has said he will continue his struggle against the government.

In a statement posted on his website, Mr Mousavi said the 1979 Islamic Revolution had failed to achieve most of its goals.

He said politically motivated arrests of protesters were illegal and that the constitution should be changed to secure people's rights.

His comments constitute one of his strongest challenges to the government.

They also come at a particularly sensitive time. Iran will mark the 31st anniversary of the founding of the Islamic Republic on 11 February.

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