Mousavi says Iran's Reform Movement Persistent, Opposes Sanctions
Mir Hosein Mousavi reaffirmed the continuity of the reform movement with another
statement lauding the people's persistence in pursing their rights by joining
the protest march on September 18. Mousavi claims that the "unprecedented" State
violence has merely resulted in a "more expansive" presence of people in the
Referring to the tens of thousands of people who attended the election protests
at the behest of opposition leaders, Mousavi declared: "The importance of this
year's Qods Day march was that it revealed the new existence that the people
have elected is not a temporary and passing matter." And reproaching the State
for its violent crackdown on protesters, the opposition leader said: "Fury is a
horse that will topple its rider."
On the last Friday of Muslim month of Ramadan, for thirty years Iran has held
ceremonies in support of Palestine. The Qods (Jerusalem) Day march this year,
differed from every year since election protesters staged their own march with
their green symbols chanting slogans that represented their own national demands
from the government.
Opposition leaders were condemned by conservative faction of the government for
creating division on this day of Muslim solidarity. Mr. Mousavi writes "without
providing and spreading justice within our borders, how can we protest against
oppression and injustice is distant lands?"
Mr. Mousavi once more emphasized: "We request the full execution of the
constitution and a return to the Islamic Republic's original ethics. We demand
the Islamic Republic, not a word less; not a word more."
While granting people the right to be angry at the unacceptable action of the
security forces and the continuous provocative propaganda, he urged his
supporters to temper their courage with insight.
In conclusion of his statement, he also lauded the letter written by Iranian
professors in diaspora condemning sanctions against Iran. Iran's former
president added: "Sanctions only put further pressure on ordinary Iranians who
are already burdened by their maniacal government." Therefore, the Green
Movement completely opposes any sanctions against the people of Iran, Mr.
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