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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"A Rift between the State and the Nation"--Torn Conscience

Saeed Kamali Dehghan in Tehran, Ian Black, Robert Tait and Vikram, Tuesday 16 June 2009 19.45 BST

  • Ebrahim Yazdi, the leader of the banned opposition Freedom Movement and a veteran of the revolution, warned that Ahmadinejad's attacks on his opponents had opened a "Pandora's box" which had led to a deep crisis within the regime.
  • "The result of such a crisis now is that the rift among the ... personalities of the revolution is getting deeper," he said. "It is also between people and their government … a rift between state and the nation. It is the biggest crisis since the revolution."

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