Khamenei aide says Mousavi is American agent

Published July 4th, 2009 - 08:29 GMT

A senior aide of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called leading reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi an American agent and accused him of committing crimes against the nation in an editorial published on Saturday.

 

"It has to be asked whether the actions of (Mousavi and his supporters) are in response to instructions by American authorities," said Hossein Shariatmadari in an editorial appeared in Kayhan daily. Shariatmadari added that Mousavi was trying to "escape punishment for murdering innocent people, holding riots, cooperating with foreigners and acting as America's fifth column inside the country."

 

He called for Mousavi and former reformist president Mohammad Khatami to be tried in court for "horrible crimes and treason." He added that there were "undeniable documents" proving Mousavi's foreign links.

 

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