There are various reports that a major political figure in the Iranian leadership has turned on the ruling Mullahs, and is now backing the Revolution.
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The Middle East Media Research Center (MEMRC) is breaking the story...
On the eve of Iran's annual Qods (Jerusalem) Day, September 18, 2009, which traditionally features mass demonstrations held by the regime, senior Iranian dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Hossein Montazeri (photo below) called on all senior clerics in Iran's major cities - Qom, Mashhad, Tehran, Isfahan, Tabriz, and others (and also in Iraq's holy Shi'ite cities Najaf and Karbala), to come out openly against the regime and to use their influence to restore the power to the people.Also, grainy night video of a violent protest in the City of Qom. View it at Iran News Now. According to the source, the Youth Protesters are chanting:
“Coup Government, Resign, Resign!”MORE!
“God is Great!”
“Political Prisoners must be freed!”
Iran News Digest is reporting that Ayatollah Hashemi-Rafsanjani is now threatening to resign from all government posts, if arrests of government opponents continue.