Sunday, October 11, 2009

Khatami: Green Movement Will Not Die

Iran’s former president Mohammad Khatami has said the protests which followed Iran's disputed presidential election will carry on.

“If we [as a nation] go along with people's demand, we will reach our goals quicker and in a less costly manner,” Khatami said on Sunday. “If not, this movement will still continue but at a higher cost. In any case, this movement will not die.” [Baran Website, 11 October].

Khatami added the situation in Iran was not a struggle between conservatives and reformists, but that “a narrow-minded, violent and mistrusting current wants to get rid of those whom it dislikes.”

“This current must know that it can't forcibly rule people with military and police methods,” Khatami said.

The “current” is believed to be a thinly veiled reference to the alliance between the Ahmadinejad’s government and the senior leadership of the IRGC.

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