Source: Radio Zamaneh
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards, the elite corps largely responsible for the crackdown on the protesters of the June presidential elections, published an announcement today to warn against the proposed protest march being organized by the opposition for November 4.
In their statement, the Guards invite people from
every walk of life to join the ceremonies for the day and to limit their slogans
to anti-US content. They cautioned that "collaborators of the enemy and deceived
people may attempt to create disturbances and riots."
In Iran, the anniversary of occupation of the US embassy on November 4th, 1979 is held with demonstrations against US policies against the Islamic Republic.
Supporters of disputing candidates
of the June presidential election, Mir Hosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi have
announced their intention to stage their own demonstrations on the day to
protest the alleged fraud in the presidential elections that secured Mahmoud
People have been rallied by individual calls for protest from Mir Hosein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi, Ayatollah Yousef Sanei and the Association of Combatant Clerics.
Protesters also staged protests on Iran's annual anti-Israel day of demonstrations on September 18, chanting their own slogans of protests against the June elections and the post-election government.
The Revolutionary Guards new
statement maintains that Iranian people "will not allow any movement to taint
their determined will by creating deviating slogans and false issues." They also
condemned the US of starting a "soft war" against the Islamic Republic regime.
Headquarters of Iran's armed forces has announced that in the past 30 years, especially in the recent events, they have learned how to "confront the dominating US policies with astuteness."
Deputy Commander of police forces has also announced that illegal gatherings will not be tolerated on November 4th. Ahmadreza Radan has warned: "Those who intend to join illegal gatherings and those who have deceived people and invited them to join these illegal gatherings will have to answer for their deeds."
Iran police commander had announced earlier that any gathering will require police permission.
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