Ahmadinejad Warns Iranian Opposition Ahead Of Planned Protests
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad today
warned the opposition of tough measures ahead of planned protests at next week's
anniversary of last year's disputed June 12 presidential vote.
Ahmadinejad made the warning during a speech marking the 21st anniversary of
the death of Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Islamic Republic of Iran's
Ahmadinejads, speaking at the mausoleum of Khomeini in south Tehran, accused his
opponents of deviating from Khomeini's path and of thinking and siding with
Iran's "worst enemies."
He said that those who will "tarnish" Iran's image "will be removed from the
Crowds of people shouted "God is greatest!" and "Death to America! Death to
Israel!" during Ahmadinejad's address.
The opposition has applied for permission to hold at least one protest rally on
June 12. It is widely believed the request will be rejected.
Dozens of people have been killed in violence following the disupted elections,
while two people were executed and six are on death row.
compiled from agency reports
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