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Iran Issues Grim Ultimatum to Mousavi

By Laura Buyog     Jun 19, 2009 in World
Moderate Iranian leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has been given a tough choice -- either back the elected government, or be an outcast.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has demanded Mousavi stand beside him in the Friday prayers at Tehran University today in what he considers as a meeting to "call for national unity."
The idea for the demand came up during a meeting this week with the representatives of all three defeated presidential candidates who claim the election results had been fixed.
Due to the loss during the recent election, Mousavi has become a figurehead of a popular movement (comprised of mainly young people in Iran) in organizing massive rallies to oppose what they consider a 'theft' by the winner of the election, President Mahmoudi Ahmadinejad.
Iran faces civil unrest at the moment due to the recent election results, where the other presidential candidates and their supporters claim newly-elected President Ahmadinejad had cheated.
A number of people were killed during Monday's clashes with pro-government militias.
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