And the Ayatollah Says ...
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, said Friday there was no fraud in last week’s presidential election and demanded an end to massive street protests. He warned that political leaders supporting such protests—words aimed directly at losing candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi—would be responsible for any violence.
Iran’s supreme leader has issued a stern warning that protests against the country’s disputed presidential election results must end.
In his first public remarks after days of protests, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the outcome had to be decided at the ballot box, not on the street.
He said political leaders would be blamed for any violence.
Demonstrators calling for a new election earlier vowed to stage fresh protests on Saturday.
“But Marge, it works for any ayatollah!”—Homer Simpson.