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Iran ayatollah: Opposition not stooges for West

Iran ayatollah: Opposition not stooges for West

Iran's official news agency reports that the country's top leader said it is not known whether opposition leaders who took part in the wave of postelection unrest were backed by the U.S. and Britain.
The report late Wednesday by IRNA quotes Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying that he is not accusing the opposition leaders of being "stooges" of the U.S. and Britain because such charges haven't been proven.
Khamenei's comments appeared to be a significant shift from earlier charges by the cleric-led regime which has tried to paint the opposition and the postelection unrest as being backed by the West.
However Khamanei said that there were no doubt the postelection unrest was "calculated," by enemies of Iran, in advance.


Updated : 2021-05-16 07:02 GMT+08:00