Informed sources in Tehran say that Khamenei has issued an arrest warrant for former presidential candidate Karrobi.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani has resigned from the Expediency Council(?). Rafsanjani also expressed his concern that the RGC (Revolutionary Guards Corps) has gained control of everything.
Karrobi continues to publicize the torture of persons arrested in anti-government protests.
In his Friday sermon, Ali Khamenei attacked the opposition. “Confronting the System’s principles … has a severe answer.” The shaking Supreme Leader complained that they want to turn “the Islamic Republic’s System” that is a “religious system” into “a system that does not believe in religion.”
Laying the foundation for the arrest of Karrobi and Mousavi, Khamenei said, “Revolution’s principles are not something we like or dislike …. If someone defies the principles, confronts the people’s security, the System has no choice other than to hardly answer back…. So the point is that we must all be careful. The Islamic Republic’s System is an Islamic system. It is a religious system. It is proud that it works within the framework of canon (Sharia) law and Islam and the Qoran. This shouldn’t turn into a system that does not believe in religion, as they say a secular system ….”
In a speech on September Tenth, President Ahmadinejad (RGC member) reaffirmed the continuation of torture and suppression. He said, “the SSF (Special Security Forces) and the security forces are the iron fist of the Iranian nation against those who undermine the security.” He also praised the fraud in the recent Presidential Elections.
Member of the RGC Firooz Adabi, Chief of the General Headquarters of the Iranian armed forces, insisted on the continuation of the regime’s atomic activities and said, “despite all of the confrontations the Islamic Republic insists on achieving atomic techniques and producing atomic fuel which is necessary for progressing.”
In a speech at the Ministry of defense, Adabi revealed the mullahs intentions to meddle in Lebanon and Palestine. He said, “when the Islamic Republic helps Lebanon or Palestine this is not only a political issue but also provides the interest of our country. If we don’t help the countries in the forefront of the war with the Zionist regime we must fight them in the future in our own borders.”
Analysis. The hint even of an arrest warrant for a popular former presidential candidate is a good indication that all is not going well for the mullahocracy.
Note Rafsanjani’s statement that the IRGC controls everything. this portends continued interference in not only Lebanon and Palestine, but Iraq as well. Adabi’s statements indicate that the Iranian nuclear program will continue and that it is not at all for peaceful purposes.
Source: World Threats