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08/26/10

Iran's Intelligence Minister confirms allegations of foreign aid to protest leaders

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Heydar Moslehi, Iran's minister of intelligence says that his ministry confirms that the leaders of the recent Iranian protests had received over a billion dollars from foreign countries.


Iran's Minister of Intelligence, Heydar Moslehi

ILNA reports that the minister told a press conference that the allegations of Ayatollah Janati about the financial assistance of foreign elements to the opposition leaders is not only true but the amount stated is probably an underestimation.

In July, Ayatollah Jannati, a senior hardline cleric and head of Iran's Guardian Council told a crowd of worshippers at a Qom mosque that he is in possession of documents that establish that the leaders of the opposition have received a billion dollars from the US through Saudi intermediaries.

Leaders of Iran's Green Movement


Mir Hossein Musavi


Mohammad Khatami


Mehdi Karoubi

Iran's minister of intelligence went on to describe his ministry's efforts at combating the "sedition" a "great success" and added that due to certain "restrictions and considerations" a number of issues cannot be publicized; however, the said that the "great sedition was supported by heavy budgets supplied by the US, Mossad, Britain and various other groups."

He went on to say that "now we have a better opportunity to pursue the foreign support which is surfacing one after the other."

The Islamic Republic establishment refers to the leaders of the protests against the alleged fraud in the 2009 presidential elections which brought Mahmoud Ahmadinejad back to power as the "leaders of sedition."

Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, the two disputing candidates of the elections have denied that the protest has been in any way financed by foreign elements and demanded that these allegations be backed by evidence.

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