Source: Radio Zamaneh
Mir Hossein Mousavi (file photo by Hamoon)
Opposition leader, Mir Hossein Mousavi announced that the Islamic Republic is losing its "credibility and legitimacy." He maintained that the people have become doubtful regarding their beliefs in the "foundations of the system" and "people's trust" in the government has been destroyed.
Azadi Website reports that Mir Hossein Mousavi, speaking for a group of
Mojahedin of the Islamic Revolution MPs, said: "The regime is experiencing
difficulties and the reflection of these difficulties go far beyond the street
He added that one of the main problems is that the establishment is of the belief that ending the street protests will also put an end to the demands of protesters.
Mir Hossein Mousavi maintained that the Green Movement demands a complete return to the provisions of the constitution and added: "The principles of the constitution that guarantee people's rights and deal with political and media charges can lead to an all-inclusive community within the movement."
Addressing the government, he said: "The least costly path to run the country is allowing for freedom of assembly, the media as well as civil and labour organizations, instead of opposing and oppressing them."
On the issue of the future of the movement, Mousavi stated: "We must propose and review clear ideas and persevere in their promotion. We must also find ways to proceed with greater organization."
He insisted that "we must persist until the problems are resolved." He said: "The people have paid a high price in the recent events and because their goals are set high, they are used to bearing such heavy costs."
He commended the many political prisoners and dismissed government efforts in oppressing the reform movement through these arrests.
In the past ten months thousands of dissidents have been arrested. Many of them have been sentenced to long prison terms and exile and some have even been handed death sentences.
Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi are two presidential candidates that have disputed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election in the June elections and have vowed to pursue their dispute through legal means.
The government has violently confronted widespread election protests and targeted the leaders with accusations of foreign conspiracy to topple the regime.
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