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Karroubi says Iranian authorities in fear of spreading movement

Source: Saham News (translation by Mir Hossein Mousavi's facebook)

A group of students and alumni of school of journalism visited Mehdi Karroubi.

In this meeting the students while praising Karroubi for his clear and courageous stands criticized the state of chaos in the country and demanded the stronger presence of the movement in country's affairs.

Mehdi Karroubi while welcoming the students by criticizing the current situation of the country said: "We emerged from a revolution and in other words we are the outcome of the experiences and ups and downs of a revolution; a great revolution which the people's fight for it started in 1962 and achieved triumph in 1978 with the leadership of Imam Khomeini. This revolution neither was an immediate act nor gained power by a coup! But it was the result of deep resistance and people from different classes participated in it. Unfortunately selfishness and escaping from the law has led the country to a dangerous point which the results of it have been the bitter recent events and the deplorable current situation of the country. Today unfortunately we are witnessing that some have possessed all positions and are using them as tools [for their own agenda]."

The secretary General of Etemad Melli party in response to the concerns of the students and their demands for the stronger presence of the movement on the scene said: "The ruling powers are trying to indicate that the movement has failed! It seems like because of the use of violence and the acts that cannot be justified in any way, people have become more cautious and more careful which by itself is due to the wisdom of the people when facing the violence-seekers; but the question is whether the mind and thoughts of the people has also changed?! Certainly not, because it is impossible that those ugly behaviors, repressions, tortures and rapes by the fanatics would be diminished in people's minds."

Mehdi Karroubi added: "The other point is that we should find out whether the movement has suffered loss or gained growth during these past few months. In my opinion certainly the movement has grown qualitatively and this growth is rapidly increasing in the various classes of the society. The movement has spread everywhere and the most important proof to this claim is the continuation of the more severe confrontations against the people; otherwise what could be the reason for the continuation of these methods?! Mehdi Karroubi added: "Although they have all the resources (financial, state-run TV and radio, etc.) but yet they strongly feel concerned and at risk from the growing influence of the movement and therefore they are afraid from every single one of the people."

Mehdi Karroubi reminded: "The movement should not fall into emotions or defying actions. We are alive as long as we continue the movement but a wise and well-thought one; a movement based on executing the constitution. This, however, does not mean that the constitution is inclusive or an unchangeable message from God. The constitution is the result of a popular revolution and has very suitable capacities which, if utilized, will bring the totalitarians to their knees. But what is important and experience has also proved many times, is that what is gained easily is lost easily too. The movement must be logical, peaceful and consistent so that people are purified. We know that paying a price for democracy is inevitable because it (democracy) shakes the benefit of a few therefore, while we are moving forward, we should perform internal reviews so that after achieving victory we value it and do not lose it easily. By focusing and insisting on free elections and unconditional execution of the constitution, we should all, side by side, push the movement forward and use all our capacities in this path."

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