Iran opposition leader Karoubi acknowledges president
25-Jan-2010 (5 comments)

Mr Karoubi's son says his father still has doubts about the vote, but accepts the results following Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's endorsement.

Opposition activists are preparing for a new round of anti-Ahmadinejad protests on Revolution Day next month.

According to Iran's Fars news agency, Hossein Karoubi quoted his father as saying: "I am still of the same belief that the election was unhealthy and massively rigged.

"But since the [supreme] leader [Ayatollah Ali Khamenei] endorsed [Mr Ahmadinejad's victory], I believe that he is the head of the government, meaning he is the president." 

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by yolanda on

Hi! Lynn,

     Long time no see, welcome back! What happened to that lady who was supposed to be caned for drinking beer in public in Malaysia?

take care!


Lynn Wong Abdullah

Is Mousavi going to be next?

by Lynn Wong Abdullah on

seem like there was a precedence set started by reazei!  so what is going to happen to green movement?  how does a nation fights for democracy without a proper leader and now one of the leader has gone to the 'other' side.  I guess, the drama of Iran will continue to unfolds, so stay tune!



by on

will also have to come to terms with the reality. Out of four "opposition candidates" Rezaee, karoubi, Rafsanjani and Mousavi, all (except Mousavi)have come to compromise realizing the status quo benefits no Iranian except the enemies of Iran. These men are all the pillars of Islamic revolution and as such will one way or other work together to resolve issues.Mousavi will commit a political suicide if he does otherwise. The same goes for the other side of the equation, Ahmadinejad and supporters, they too, I am sure, are giving up something to get this knot oppened for the sake of Iran's future.



by yolanda on

Maybe some under the table deal was struck so that Karoubi could be avoided being called a mohreb or being executed...

Thanks for posting the article. We will watch Mousavi's next move... 


The Karroubi and Khatami Manoeuvres

by AsteroidX on