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IRAN: Khatami warns of 'dire consequences' to crackdown

June 21, 2009 |  2:13 pm

Reformist former President Mohammad Khatami today warns that the decision to prohibit demonstrations in Iran could have "dire consequences." 

According to an article on NOW Lebanon, Khatami says, "Linking the healthy movements of the people with foreign interference is a flawed political practice, which leads to alienating the people from the government.”

He says there is still a chance to resolve the crisis triggered by the reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and he repeats calls for an independent commission to review allegations that the June 12 poll was marred by fraud. 

Read more at NOW Lebanon.

— Alexandra Zavis in Los Angeles