Iranian opposition leader Mir Hosein Mousavi referred to the 1929 UN resolution against Iran as a "oppressive" move that could have been avoided with "foresight and wisdom."
In a note published on Kaleme website Mousavi criticized Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's attempts at dismissing the effects of the resolution.
Mir Hosein Mousavi
He states that he is convinced that the new sanctions will have adverse effects on Iran. He lists lower gross domestic product and unemployment as direct outcomes of the sanctions that will increase the social and economic pressures on the nation.
Mousavi also adds that the sanctions will distance Iran from its neighbouring developing countries and destroy the country's future prospects.
Iran's former prime minister states that it is "vital" to condemn the UN resolution. He went on to say: "Undoubtedly, this resolution is against our nation. Although at the same time we cannot deny the result of adventuresome and confused policies."
Mousavi called for an expansion of "nuclear advisers" and " a closing of the gap between the government and the people which has widened due to the election coup and the widespread oppression in the past year."
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory in the 2009 presidential election is tainted with allegations of fraud brought against it by his chief opponent MirHosein Mousavi and mass street protests which were confronted violently with force and widespread arrests in the past year. The turmoil has created deep divisions in the Islamic Republic establishment with the hardliners making every effort to isolate and defame prominent moderate and reformist figures.
MirHosein Mousavi emphasizes the need to take advantage of the experiences of figures such as "Hashemi, Khatami, Rohani, Aghazadeh and Larijani who were involved in Iran's nuclear dossier in the previous governments and have now been side stepped.
Iran's prime minister during the Iran-Iraq war also questions the involvement of the Revolutionary Guards in matters that make them turn their guns toward the people. He advises the Guards, which he describes as being "involved in economic matters in such incredible proportions", to return to their "original responsibilities."
The new UN sanctions especially targets the Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran and its subsidiary companies. In recent days, the United Arab Emirates has also frozen bank accounts of companies with ties to Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
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