19 June 2009

Background on Iran

Iran's Mousavi addresses protesters:

He announced that a rally scheduled for Friday had been cancelled, and that his supporters should prepare for a major march planned for Saturday afternoon from Tehran's Revolution Square to Freedom Square.


Robert Fisk: Secret letter 'proves Mousavi won' in Iran:

In a highly sophisticated society like Iran, forgery is as efficient as anywhere in the West and there are reasons for both distrusting and believing this document.


Thousands of Iranians march in defiance as death toll reaches 32:

Ahmadinejad's main election rival, Mir Hossein Mousavi, called for massive rallies around the country Thursday to mourn the dead in previous days' protests, which a leading Iranian human rights group said numbered 32.


National Interest:

What is occurring in the streets of Tehran is greatly misinterpreted by many in the West some of whom still recall similar images of unrest from 1979 when people revolted against the monarchist regime of the late Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.


Pictures from the protests in Iran:

Warning - Images should only be viewed by a mature audience


Hat tip to Duncan

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