Monday, February 1, 2010

Iran Ex-President Accuses the Government of Pushing Country Towards Violence

Former Iranian President Ayatollah Mohammad Khatami today criticized the Iranian government for staging “blind violence” against the opposition.

'This kind of blind violence will have unclear consequences,” Khatami warned.

Khatame criticized the government for executing two young protesters last week. Nine others have also been sentenced to death for their involvement in the protests.

'The correct reply to protests should not be suppression, jail and executions but allowing the people the legal right to say what they want.

“There are some officials who I believe are pushing the country towards violence by spreading lies and accusations,” Khatami said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Khatami is not ayatollah. He is hojjatoleslam, a lower rank than ayatollah.