The reformist party Etemad-e Melli, headed by opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, has issued a statement on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Etemad-e Melli has analyzed the causes of the current crisis and made comprehensive proposals to resolve the problems country is facing.
the party's website published the announcement adding that the "real demands of
the people" will thus be clarified.
The reformist party announces that it has proposed the national poll because the current situation of Iran is "miles from the goals" set in the early days of the Revolution.
"Using religion as a tool, discrimination and inequality amongst ethnicities and religions, indifference of the authorities to the will of the people and using violence in resolving debates" are amongst the list of issues that the announcement describes as unfamiliar to the language of the 1979 Revolution.
It also condemns "violations of the constitution and of the basic provisions of justice."
Etemed-e Melli Organization urges the Islamic Republic establishment to "hear the cries of the nation and end their obstinacy against the people."
The Islamic Republic authorities still regards election protesters as a "deceived and foreign-backed elements" group of the society and warned that they will confront them without leniency.
Despite all warning, protesters have announced that they will stage further demonstrations on February 11 to reaffirm the protests against the alleged election fraud that brought Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to another term at presidency.
The reformist organization also renewed its call to supporters of the Green Movement to join the February 11 demonstrations emphasizing once more that protesters should refrain from engaging in slogans that are against the foundations of the Islamic Republic system and stay clear of all provocations that might try to " draw the peaceful presence of the people into violence."
The main demands of the people are listed in this statement as follows:
The Etemad Melli party urged Grand Ayatollahs, religious figure, scholars and intellectuals, academia, students and all different classes of the society to have wise presence in all aspects and by resisting any violation from the fundamental goals of the Islamic Revolution, make the conditions suitable for resolving the current crisis and don't let the revolution get in the hands of deceitful and untrustworthy individuals.
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