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12/14/09

Hardliners Step Up Attacks Against Iranian Opposition

Report source: Radio Zamaneh

The harshest attack against the reformists was issued today from the Supreme Leader's representative with the Revolutionary Guards, Mojtaba Zolnori.


Khomeini's grandson Hassan Khomeini (center) with Opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi (left) and Mohammad Khatami. Ayatollah Khomeini's family has sided with the opposition

He announced that the foundation for the publishing of Ayatollah Khomeini's work is the hub of "anti-revolutionaries." He added that the foundation supports "leaders of the riots."

Iranian hardliners refer to the protests against the alleged vote fraud in the June presidential elections which has persisted in Iran over the past six months as "riots."

He accused various senior reform figures of insulting Ayatollah Khomeini the leader of the 1979 Revolution and of smuggling people out of the country.

He also accused Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of the Expediency Council of playing into the hands of "global oppressors" and "sending his law-breaking son out of the country."

He also remarked that they are prepared to confront the opposition leaders as soon as the Supreme Leader gives the go ahead.

In recent weeks, Hashemi Rafsanjani has been very vocally criticizing the government and the powerful revolutionary guards for their handling the post-election events and for intolerance for the opposing views. This has resulted in sharp attacks against him and his family, most recently by the Intelligence Minister.

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