Just ahead of the one-year anniversary of Iran's disputed presidential election, supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei told Iranians to be watchful for opponents. But he also has pardoned or commuted sentences in recent days for 81 detainees jailed during protests.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blasted Israel for its deadly flotilla attack Monday and warned the government opposition not to stray from the path set by the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, 21 years after his death.
In Iran, Hossein Ali Montazeri had the theological gravitas and political moxie to challenge Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. His death now creates a rallying point for the opposition during this week's religious rituals.