Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi has compared Supreme Leader Ayatoll...
No official figures have been released but AI put it at 161 which is disputed by the regime:Mousavi’s comments about Khamenei, the highest authority in the Islamic Republic, were posted in a statement on the opposition Kaleme website. He made a reference to an infamous 1978 massacre which rallied public support and led to the toppling of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
“The killers of the year 1978 were the representatives of a non-religious regime and the agents and shooters of November 2019 are the representatives of a religious government,” he said. “Then the commander in chief was the Shah and today, here, the Supreme Leader with absolute authority.”
He called on the government to “pay attention to the repercussions of the Jaleh square killings” of 1978.
Khamenei describes the protests and violence as a 'very dangerous conspiracy' blaming 'thugs' linked to the 'usual suspects' eg the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia:Iran has given no official death toll, but Amnesty International has said that at least 161 people have been killed. Tehran has rejected this figure.
Khamenei has described the violence as the work of a “very dangerous conspiracy”. The Tehran government has blamed “thugs” linked to its opponents in exile and the country’s main foreign foes, namely the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia.