First the Iranian government lost the support of the people. Now, a group of clerics based in the holy Shia city of Qom has spoken out against the Guardian Councils pronouncement the elections were valid. The reformist clerics accused the council not paying attention to the complaints lodged by defeated candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi. Will they accuse these clerics of being US agents?
AFP via Yahoo News reported:
A pro-reform clerical group protested against the official results of Iran's June 12 presidential election, in a statement made available to AFP.
Blasting the official electoral watchdog, the Guardians Council, the Assembly of Qom Seminary Scholars and Researchers said it no longer had the "right to judge in this case as some of its members have lost their impartial image in the eyes of the public."
On Tuesday, the unelected 12-member council upheld the re-election of hardline incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over complaints of fraud from his challengers that had brought hundreds of thousands out onto the streets.
Government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham is a council member.
The reformist clerics said the council "did not pay attention" to the complaints lodged by defeated candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi.