Apparent Front-Runner in Friday's Presidential Election
Mir Hossein Mousavi, the apparent front-runner in Friday’s presidential election in Iran, today defended his comments that the incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was a dictator.
“I say so because he does not abide by the laws, so why should we not call him a dictator?” Mousavi said.
Mousavi has also blasted Ahmadinejad for his mismanagement of Iran’s economy and has charged that Ahmadinejad was misrepresenting inflation figures.
“Those who fabricate false statistics and tell lies to the people had better realize that the people are standing tall today to ward off lies from their country,” Mousavi said [IRNA, 9 June].