Mousavi: 1979 revolution failed to achieve goals
Iran's opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi said Tuesday the 1979 Islamic revolution had failed to achieve its goals as the "roots of tyranny and dictatorship" that marked the shah's era still exist. The ex-premier added in an interview posted on his website Kaleme.org that present day Iran showed the "attitude of a historic tyrant regime everywhere."
"Dictatorship in the name of religion is the worst kind. The most evident manifestation of a continued tyrannical attitude is the abuse of parliament and judiciary. We have completely lost hope in the judiciary," he conveyed. According to him, he no longer believed, as he once did, "that the (1979 Islamic) revolution had removed all those structures which could lead to totalitarianism and dictatorship."
"Stifling the media, filling the prisons and brutally killing people who peacefully demand their rights in the streets indicate the roots of tyranny and dictatorship remain from the monarchist era... I don't believe that the revolution achieved its goals," said Mousavi.