State television has broadcast footage of what it said were
opposition supporters tearing up and trampling on a picture of late
revolutionary leader Khomeini during the December 7 protests.
“They are openly violating the law, they insulted Imam Khomeini,” Khamenei said in a hard-hitting televised speech.
The opposition earlier accused the authorities of planning to use
the reported “desecration” of Khomeini’s picture as a pretext for
action to uproot the reform movement. Some moderate websites suggested
Mousavi may be arrested…”