Turmoil in Tehran

Is the Crackdown Working?

Things are looking troubling in Tehran: According to Reuters, “riot police and Basij militia appeared to have largely quelled mass protests against the June 12 poll.” Also, a conservative candidate, who originally disputed the election results, withdrew his complaint on Wednesday. And The Huffington Post has translated a report from a newspaper loyal to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that lays the groundwork for the arrest of Mir Hossein Mousavi. It claims, “Tens of dead and injured, widespread destruction of public property, widespread fires, and hundreds of citizens' cars destroyed are the results of two weeks of dodging the law and the selfishness of Mir Hossein Mousavi.”