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He performed his playing cards very rigorously, cautiously and saved the religion. Mir-Hossein Mousavi, one of many founding fathers of the Islamic Republic of Iran, dutiful foot-soldier and one among its first prime ministers stayed the course. He had a close to comeback in 2009. Embracing a mild message of reform inside the system, the unlikely rock star politician excited the lots.

Throughout his run, younger folks turned out onto the streets in numbers – waving inexperienced flags – cheering the previous time regime stalwart, supporting his message of change simply in need of revolution. When the presidential election was finally referred to as for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, there have been massive protests and cries that votes had been stolen. The demonstrations had been brutally put down and Mousavi, the folks’s new hero, was locked into his residence and the regime successfully threw away the important thing.

And instantly – almost 13 years into his home arrest and efficient silence – Mousavi smuggled out a message. A a lot completely different one this time. It’s prolonged, granular, vital and requires an finish to the Islamic Republic regime. A regime, he says, that has relied on repressive measures, did not uphold folks’s rights, created enemies world wide and all however collapsed the economy.

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Mir Hossein Mousavi, a reformist candidate in Iran’s presidential elections in 2009, waves to supporters throughout a marketing campaign rally in Karaj, Iran on June 6, 2009. (Ramin Talaie/Corbis by way of Getty Photos)

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“He notes the overwhelming majority of the Iranian folks and particularly the Iranian intellectuals now not need the ‘Velayat e Faqih’ (the system of supreme rule by an Ayatollah) or an Islamic Republic,” Mousavi’s chief adviser tells Fox Information about this name for a complete new structure in Iran.

“This regime can now not reply to the calls for of the Iranian folks,” stated Ardechir AmirArjomand who presently lives in France. “The regime doesn’t respect something,” he says. “It’s a totalitarian regime with structural corruption led by mafia clans.”


Mousavi adviser AmirArjomand talks concerning the energy of the demonstrations that adopted the demise of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. He says there isn’t any turning again as a result of folks have misplaced their worry. And the supreme chief, he provides, is aware of this. It’s hardly a state of affairs the place the emperor has no garments.

“He’s conscious of every part. It’s not a query of data. He has delusions. He doesn’t wish to settle for the failure of his coverage.”


AmirArjomand says the supreme chief, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, won’t ever change however he believes Mousavi nonetheless has legitimacy amongst some corners of the facility facilities from the reformist-minded to the navy and Revolutionary Guard set and his phrases have the potential for excellent influence.

“He (Mousavi) has been in home arrest 12 years, disadvantaged of contact however nonetheless he has saved his affect. It’s Mousavi who might make a decisive contribution to a nationwide consensus for the salvation of Iran.”

On the subject of consensus, a cross-section of Iranian opposition figures, together with the late shah of Iran’s son, Reza Pahlavi, at a convention at Georgetown final week, spoke of the necessity for Iranians to place apart variations and work collectively for regime change in Iran and a democratic future. Like Mousavi, they’re satisfied there isn’t any reforming this regime and {that a} nook has been turned for the reason that newest spherical of demonstrations started final fall.

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Presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi flashes the V signal after casting his vote at a polling station on June 12, 2009, in Tehran, Iran. (Majid/Getty Photos)


For them, it’s now not “if” revolution will occur. It has. However in contrast to Mousavi, these are longtime opponents of the Islamic Republic government. Mousavi’s enchantment got here up of their discussions, nevertheless, and it was not greeted with cheers. Nonetheless, one of many activists on stage acknowledged Mousavi’s voice carries weight and that even when he comes from contained in the repressive Tehran regime, within the spirit of “all fingers on deck” and the theme of unity, his enchantment must be supported.

In the meantime, in an Iran that has been well-known for retaining girls down, AmirArjomand’s phrases on their function in change are hanging.

“Right this moment, the Iranian folks,” he says, “the younger, with the inspiration of ladies, they’ve handed some extent. They now not need this regime. They’re now not afraid, both. And what’s much more necessary is the function of ladies. Mr. Mousavi talked about this in his assertion, which alludes to the slogan of this present motion, that’s ‘girls, life, freedom.’ That is the agenda for the way forward for Iran. And with girls (on workforce) there may be not and won’t ever be a battle that can not be received.”

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