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Iran's Mousavi calls for continued protests

world Updated: Sep 05, 2009 19:39 IST
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Opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi called on Saturday for continued protests following Iran's disputed June election, two days after MPs backed most of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government ministers.

"In order to achieve our cause, I do not recommend anything but the pursuit of the green path of hope which you have followed in the past few months ... through small and large gatherings," Mousavi said in a statement on a reformist website.

Green was the colour of Mousavi's election campaign and also used during the huge opposition protests that followed the poll, which Mousavi and his allies say was rigged in favour of Ahmadinejad. The authorities deny the charge.

"It is up to your friends to not betray the confidence ... created in the struggle against the cheaters and the liars," Mousavi said in a statement on a reformist website.