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IRAN: Opposition leaders call for another demonstration Thursday

Iranian opposition leaders are calling their supporters into the streets to mourn those killed in clashes with security forces, defying a harsh warning from the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard to stop protesting the outcome of the disputed presidential election.

A post on the Facebook page of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's main challenger, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, says there will be another “peaceful demonstration in Tehran" on Thursday and asks for updates on solidarity rallies around the world. 

Agence France-Presse reports that a similar announcement appears in Persian on the website of another presidential candidate, Mehdi Karroubi.

Opposition leaders have urged their supporters to show restraint amid a deadly crackdown. The Revolutionary Guard warns demonstrators in a statement posted on its site to expect a "revolutionary confrontation” if they persist.

-- Alexandra Zavis in Los Angeles

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I wonder where Mr. Mousavi is? why he doesn't come out? Is he aware that he now is responsible for the blood of those young people? where is he to show solidarity? I am mad because I feel that the blood of those young people was spilled in vain..and yet I still hope I am wrong

Mousavi doesn't seem to have the the charisma, strength and drive to lead what it takes to overcome the mullah's regime. Why he has been quite for so many days?
This movement needs a true leader. I hope it can get it.


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