p2pnet news view | P2P | Politics:- “ALL internet & mobile networks are cut. We ask everyone in Tehran to go onto their rooftops and shout ALAHO AKBAR in protest #IranElection.” That was the Twitter message from Mir-Hossein Mousavi Khameneh, the fifth, and last, prime minister of the Islamic republic of Iran from 1981 to 1989, and a candidate for the 2009 Iran presidential election.
“The main Iranian opposition on Monday postponed a major rally to challenge the disputed presidential election, as the country’s supreme leader called for calm after days of street protests,” says the New York Times, continuing:
“In an unusual broadcast repeated every 15 minutes on state radio, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, was quoted as telling the main opposition candidate, Mir Hussein Moussavi, to pursue his objections to the election result calmly and legally.”
But today, “Mousavi & Karoubi will be on the way to the protest to ask people to remain calm http://is.gd/12m1a, said MirHossein Mousavi on his Twitter page, which at 3:57 am Pacific had 5,479 followers, and then at 4:12 am »»»
Karroubi is reformist candidate Mehdi Karroubi, and the picture on the right is from a Flickr stream carrying current photos of demonstrations in Tehran as bloggers protest the claimed ‘win’ by Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
“Germany’s foreign minister summoned Iran’s ambassador for a dressing-down over the tactics employed by baton-wielding police on Saturday and Sunday against demonstrators who say the outcome of the election was rigged,” says Agence France-Presse.
“The actions of the Iranian security forces are completely unacceptable,” Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on public television,” it says, going on:
“Steinmeier also called on Iran to clear up ‘immediately and without delay’ allegations of irregularities in the election, which according to official results was won resoundingly by Ahmadinejad.
“His comments echoed similar doubts raised in Washington …”
But Ahmadinejad has, “dismissed the opposition`s allegations of fraud, saying that the victory had given him a bigger mandate than ever,” says the NYT, adding:
“He criticized Mr. Moussavi, the main opposition candidate â who remained at home on Sunday with security forces closely monitoring his movements â in a veiled statement that many here saw as a threat.
” ‘He ran a red light, and he got a traffic ticket,’ Mr. Ahmadinejad said of his rival during a news conference at the presidential palace.”
At 4:22 am, “CONFIRMED BY BBC PERSIAN, PLEASE TELL EVERYONE TO JOIN THEM: MOUSAVI, KAROUBI & KHATAMI WILL BE AT THE PROTEST. #IranElection,” says Mousavi on Twitter.
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