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Iran: BBC Provoked Election ‘Unrest’

From Iran’s Press TV:

BBC provoked post-vote unrest: Iran police chief

Sun, 05 Jul 2009

Iranian police chief Esmail Ahmadi-Moqaddam accuses the BBC and the British Embassy in Tehran of having a significant role in provoking post-election violence.

"The BBC and the British Embassy, spearheaded efforts aimed at provoking unrest and incited people to commit civil disobedience and go on strike," Brig. Gen. Ahmadi-Moqaddam said Sunday.

Without naming anyone in particular, the Iranian chief of police said recently released statements by certain lawbreakers were in line with the objectives of Western countries.

He went on to stress that if ‘these individuals’ had a correct understanding of the democratic establishment of Iran, they would have persuaded their complaints through the proper legal channels.

Regarding the pyramidal structure of certain political parties, Brig. Gen. Ahmadi-Moqaddam said, “Like the MKO in the beginning of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, these individuals had evil intentions namely to influence the course of the election and to provoke unrest if defeated.”

“Some of these individuals who are identified have participated in reporting classes that taught them the ropes to stage a ‘velvet revolution’, " he added.

"These individuals attempted to portray themselves as law-obedient and accused their rival of being a deceitful lawbreaker."

He added that one of the main objectives of the leaders of the velvet revolution was to create a rift between security forces. “They asked police forces to not become involved in the situation, and if they had done so we would have them faced with many more problems.”

Brig. Gen. Ahmadi-Moqaddam went on to reject any association between ‘certain parties’ posing as police officers and Basij members, who attacked the people, with the civil and volunteer forces.

“The Iranian police carried out its duties during the election and the unrest that followed it without taking sides.”

But the mullahs aren’t going to take it anymore.

From an earlier Press TV report:

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi orders a serious confrontation with hostile satellite channels.

Iran to take action against hostile satellite channels

Sun, 05 Jul 2009

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi orders a serious confrontation with hostile satellite channels.

Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi-Shahroudi has ordered serious action to be taken against satellite television channels working against the country.

"Serious action must be taken against the daily spread of satellite channels working against the establishment [of Iran]," said Hashemi-Shahroudi in a circular issued on Sunday.

He called on the heads of t judiciary branches across the country to assign efficient personnel to such cases.

"Measures must be adopted to ensure judiciary officials can make use of the views of security experts in verifying the objectives of these channels and determine the financial, political and intelligence aid provided by them, in issuing comprehensive and preventative rulings."

Hashemi-Shahroudi reiterated that those who cooperate with such channels or launch internet websites will be dealt with accordingly…

Imagine their outrage if the BBC didn’t sound like a well-spoken Al Jazeera.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, July 5th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Iran: BBC Provoked Election ‘Unrest’”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “Hashemi-Shahroudi reiterated that those who cooperate with such channels or launch internet websites will be dealt with accordingly…”

    And….there it is.


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