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Fate of Iranian opposition leaders unclear

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Fate of Iranian opposition leaders unclear


There is confusion as to the whereabouts of Iranian opposition leaders Mirhossein Moussavi and Medhi Karoubi.

Their websites said on Monday they have been arrested by the authorities. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi dismissed those reports in an interview with euronews in Geneva.

“Those two gentlemen…are in their homes, they are living their ordinary lives,” said Salehi.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast declined to comment.

“Domestic issues, as we have mentioned many times, are completely internal affairs,” Mehmanparast told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday.

“No country has or will have the right to interfere in our country’s domestic affairs. The reports will be looked into by judicial officials within the correct legal frameworks”

Both Karoubi and Mousavi have been under house arrest since February 14th after calling on their supporters to protest against the government.

They spearheaded the so-called ‘Green Movement’ rallies after the June 2009 presidential election, which they claim was rigged to keep President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power.

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