Where Was Rumor of Coup Against Khatami Concocted?
25 April 99
TEHRAN - Former information minister, Ali Fallahian, has never been
involved in any anti-Khatami activity, said a close associate of the former
top intelligence man. The Iranian and Gulf-2000 sites reported Saturday
[24 April] that former information minister Ali Fallahian has been arrested
on charges of plotting political murders and organizing a coup.
It also said, with Fallahian's arrest, Khatami has neutralized one of
the key ring leaders and warned others that they could be next. A close
associate of Fallahian talking to the 'Tehran Times' said, it is a sheer
Fallahian is delivering speeches on Moharram at Zarabkhaneh Mosque every
day. On the reasons for such rumours, he said the enemy is out to increase
the gulf between various factions in Iran. In today's Iran the society
has opened up and differences that have surfaced are quite natural.
* See original
source of the rumor