Fars News Agency reports that Mehdi Karrubi, one of the leaders of the Green opposition movements, seven months after the disputed presidential election in Iran has now recognized Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the president.
“I still believe my criticism of the election is valid. But I also recognize the president,” [Fars News Agency, 25 January].
Karrubi’s son was quoted by news agencies explaining his father’s stance.
"I am still of the same belief that the election was unhealthy and massively rigged. But since the leader endorsed Ahmadinejad's victory, I believe that he is the head of the government, meaning he is the president," Hossein Karrubi quoted his father as saying.