Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thriving Crisis in Iran

A few days ago Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, pointed out in his speech that 'extremist actions would evoke extremist reactions'. He was refering to the demonstrations, which were begining to raise at the time, generated mainly by losing president-candidate Moesavi. Then the biggest question was what the demonstration would bring to Iran. Among the possible scenarios, the least preferred was that the demonstration would turn out into a bloody escalation of the event. (Source: Brendan's article)

According to the news today, sometimes the worst scenarios are the most likely to occur... even though citizens living in democratic countries were hoping for a peaceful resolution, at least 10 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when police clashed with protesters - called "terrorists" - in Tehran on Saturday, Iranian state TV stated. Central media earlier said 13 had died, but the toll was then reduced.

Unfortunately, the reports cannot be verified as foreign media in Iran are being severely restricted. There is a high chance that the number of protesters killed in the incomprehensible actions of Iranian police might be even higher than 13.

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