Iran took a break from its successful campaign to make President Obama's outreach efforts look as foolish as possible to make new threats to its citizens who protest against the recent fraudulent election.
Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that questioning the results of Iran's June presidential election is a crime, his strongest warning yet to opposition leaders who continue to insist the vote was rigged.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters in Iran, did not go so far as to order the arrest of those leaders, as called for by hard-liners, but his words signaled the government could take stronger action if the criticism continues.
"The day after the election, some people, without logic or reason, called the glorious election a lie," state TV quoted Khamenei as saying.
He said questioning the election was "the biggest crime."
..Although the street protests died down months ago, Mousavi and other leading opposition figures, including fellow presidential candidate Mahdi Karroubi and former President Mohammad Khatami, have refused to silence their protests.You may remember how this de-legitimate regime ruthlessly beat and murdered protesters who only wanted their vote to be counted. You may also remember how the United States abandoned those protesters as soon as it was feasible.
Khamenei said he sent private messages to those who continue to question the election telling them they may not be able to control the future direction of events — an implied threat of additional government action if they fail to cease their activities. He did not name specific individuals.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked about the U.S. recognition of the legitimacy of Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. "He's the elected leader"This is the same administration that cut of aid to Honduras because it booted a president who was breaking its constitution and trying to enslave it citizenry. So while the tyrants in Iran are continuing to develop an atomic bomb, and are threatening more attacks on their own people, the Iranian protesters have no hope. You see the United States foreign policy is totally void of a moral fiber...that is the change Obama made.