Iran is living in fear & hope these days. Neither being so optimistic, nor pessimistic, I am watching what goes on both the civil society and the upper parts of the government in Iran. Although the regime is trying to show that everything is under control, it has not released lots of journalists, heads of the opposition parties and independent political experts yet; who thinks such society is under control? That’s why after the guardian council announced “the end of the game”, lots of people took it as a sick joke!
Mr. Mousavi, the one who willing or not has been the leader of the oppositions, denied the legitimacy of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s government. So did Mr. Karoubi, the second important opposition nominee in the election. It is a unique phenomenon in the history of Islamic Republic of Iran that the opponents do not congratulate the officially announced winner in the presidential election. In his latest statement Mr. Mousavi says: “from now on we will have a government which is in the most horrible situation in its communication with people and the majority of our society including me, do not accept its political legitimacy.” He continues: “In the past days, some individuals and groups asked me to waive my right. Maybe they don’t understand that from the beginning I didn’t want anything for myself; but the matter of the election is not my individual issue. I can not bargain over or compromise on people’s vote. The important things now, are those republic and Islamic manners in our governing system. If we don’t resist now, there is no guarantee that in the future elections we don’t see the unpleasant happenings that we are facing in this election.”
Evene Mr. Khatami, the former president of Iran whom we all know as a moderate and non-outspoken politician, has made a clear speech and strongly criticized the regime for what he named the velvet coup against people and the republicanism of Iran’s state.
On the other hand, although because of the military situation the streets are not filled with the protesters anymore, we can still hear the sound of Allah o Akbar from the roofs of the buildings at nights.
Iran is living in fear & hope these days. Fear for further cruelty against the protesters and detainees, hope for re-defining the word of justice between all the power clashes in the government.