IRAN: Opposition demands permit to march in support of Egyptian uprising
LA Times
06-Feb-2011 (one comment)

Iran's two main opposition leaders have called on Tehran's hard-line rulers to walk the walk instead of just talking the talk.

Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi have asked the Interior Ministry, which is controlled by an acolyte of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, to allow for a march at Tehran's Azadi Square on Feb. 14 in support of the Egyptian uprising and the Tunisian revolution.

Iran's hard-line authorities won't approve a permit for the march, especially at the same site where up to 3 million anti-government protesters staged a rally on June 15, 2009.

These days, only rallies by supporters of the Iranian government, often bused in and handed free food, are allowed.

But the audacity of the request suggests how the political contagion wending its way through the Arab world may affect Iran, a non-Arab Muslim country that nonetheless maintains strong connections to its neighbors.

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by yolanda on

Khamenei has a big far he is the loudest to verbally "support" the Egyptians and denouce he really sincere?
The guy is a hypocrite!

So why not give the permission to hold pro-Egyptian rally?  What is he afraid of? Did the guy want Mubarak gone, but install another Khamenei in Egypt?