8 November 2009

Mehdi Karroubi on the 13 Aban protests

- and the current political situation

13 Aban - or 4 November - is the annual commemoration day of the takeover of the American Embassy in 1979. The green movement had long planned to hit the streets on this day, and they were met with brutality, violence, tear gas and arrests.

In this video Mehdi Karroubi, one of the opposition leaders, tells of his own experience trying to take part in the protests and comments on the current situation in general. He ends his comments with these words directed at the Iranian regime:

“I feel that these policies would create problems for the situation of our people, and it looks like the government is lost and does not know what to do. And I understand this to be my responsibility to clarify things even if they bring repercussions, for which I do not care. This dual policy is going to erode people’s trust and tomorrow, they will not believe our words. They should not.”

The video has English subtitles

Link to full English translation (Enduring America blog)

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