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Monday, July 13, 2009

Iran: "Collapse from Within"

A defeated candidate in Iran's disputed election has said the Islamic system may face "collapse" unless it embraces change, in unusually blunt language from a prominent establishment figure.

Conservative Mohsen Rezaie, a former Revolutionary Guards commander who finished third in the June 12 vote won by hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, called for national unity in a statement posted on his website on Sunday evening.

"Continuation of the current situation would lead us to collapse from inside," he wrote. "We need cooperation and brotherhood. We need to respect people and their rights."

link: Iran defeated candidate warns of system collapse | International | Reuters


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