Opposition rally aims to divide Iran: prosecutor

TEHRAN — A rally sought by opposition leaders in support of Arab revolts is a political move aimed at dividing Iranians, prosecutor general Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie said in comments reported Wednesday.

"This is a political act. These people have separated their path from that of the people and they want to divide the people of Iran," Mohseni Ejeie was quoted as saying by ILNA news agency.

He was referring to Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, Iran's two main opposition leaders, who have asked the authorities for permission to hold a rally on February 14 to show solidarity with Egyptian and Tunisian protesters.

Mohseni Ejeie said if the two leaders want to support the Arab uprisings they should join the government endorsed annual rally on February 11, which marks the anniversary of Iran's Islamic revolution of 1979.

"If anybody wants to side with the wishes of people of Egypt and Tunisia, they should come along with the establishment and people on 22 Bahman (February 11) and take part in the rally," Mohseni Ejeie said.

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