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Revolutionary Guards want Moussavi to face trial

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is calling for the leader of the country’s reformists movement, Mirhossein Moussavi, to be put on trial.

Former President Mohammad Khatami is also being accused of masterminding unrest following the disputed June election which gave President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a sweeping victory. In a statement the Guards’ commander is reported to have demanded that opponents of the regime should be judged and punished. The call comes as European nations have strongly criticised the latest trials in Iran including that of French teacher Clotilde Reiss and two Iranians who work at the French and British embassies in Tehran. The EU presidency has said any action against an EU national or embassy would be seen as an act against the whole bloc. Meanwhile a senior Iranian military commander has called for curbs on foreign media to preserve what he called the “clerical establishment” claiming foreigners inside the country are planning to weaken the system.