Wednesday, June 05, 2013
PROTESTS IN IRAN
Iran's presidential elections are due to take place in June 2013.
On 4 June 2013, tens of thousands of Iranians took part in the funeral of a senior dissident cleric in Isfahan.
This turned into the biggest anti-government protest for years, the BBC reports.
Iran dissident's funeral turns into anti-government protest
The protesters chanted against the government and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling for the "death to the dictator."
They chanted "The political prisoners must freed" and "Mousavi and Karroubi must be freed."
Mousavi and Karroubi are the leaders of the 'reformist' green movement who are under house arrest in Tehran.
In 2009, protests erupted following the Iranian presidential election against the victory of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The demonstrations were called the Green Revolution and rallied in support of Mousavi and Karroubi.
In the past, Mousavi supporters have chanted CIA slogans: "death to Russia" and "death to China."
Webster Tarpley has pointed out that Mousavi was Iranian prime minister (1981-1989) at the time of the CIA-manipulated Iran-Iraq war, "when the mullahs organized human wave suicide assaults by Iranian children."
In July 2009 Webster Tarpley referred to the CIA's Iranian Coup Faction.