Iran Reformers Remain Defiant

Iran’s main leaders in the fight to establish a democracy remain steadfast in their desire to continue opposing the administration of President Ahmadinejad Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi met on Monday and called on their supporters to stage demonstrations on June 12. They called on all reform groups to send requests to the Interior Ministry for permission to protest in the streets of their nation. Last year in June Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “won” a fixed election and disregarded the desire so Iranians for a new government committed to principles of democracy. The subsequent demonstrations have encountered brutal suppression and thousands have been arrested as the government has cracked down on any sign of disagreement with authority.

The two leaders spoke about the economic crisis facing Iran. “I do not see a clear prospect of resolving the country’s economic problems because the foundations have been destroyed,” said Mousavi. He challenged the government by emphasizing the Revolutionary Guards will kill and torture in the name of God. Most probably, the government will respond to these statements by either imprisoning the clerics or taking action against family members.