Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme religious leader, addressed Egypt's protesters in Arabic on Friday, calling President Mubarak a 'traitor dictator' who has betrayed Egyptians.
In addition to facing outside pressures on nuclear initiatives and human rights issues such as the US hikers, Iranian officials still fear the opposition Green Movement at home.
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Iran state media reported Tuesday that a nuclear physicist and 'staunch supporter' of the Islamic Revolution was assassinated in Tehran near his home.
As students in Iran launched fresh protests, authorities vowed an end to 'leniency' – a point underscored by the arrest of activist Parastou Forouhar, whose dissident parents were killed by government agents in 1998.
Iran protests by pro-democracy advocates on National Student Day were attacked by security forces on Monday. The country's Green Movement has found new ways of organizing and keeping its message alive.
Reformists failed to gain the new momentum and international visibility they sought by coopting Quds Day marches, an annual event to show solidarity with Palestinians.
A rally in Iran turned violent Friday as opposition supporters defied warnings and thronged the streets. Meanwhile, President Ahmadinejad repeated his claim that the Holocaust was a lie.
Within hours of the Friday sermon, grainy cellphone videos surfaced showing crowds surging away from tear-gas plumes and kicking the canisters back toward police.