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Moussavi's Security:

January 4th, 2010
07:16 PM ET
Mir Hossein Moussavi

Mir Hossein Moussavi

From Christiane:

A well placed source close to the Iranian government told me that the Revolutionary Guards and security forces have recently decided to step up security around both opposition leaders Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi, since any harm done to them would not be in the regime’s interest. In addition my source says that from the office of Ayatollah Khamenei there is no order to arrest either Moussavi or Karroubi.

We'll discuss this and look at the continuing riots and deadly protest in Iran tonight on CNN at 2000 GMT.

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  1. magic

    you have to know the story from 1979
    thet the power of khamenai came from 8 years of war
    they lost to goal in this times but now
    they will not loss to iran pepole
    they will kill and will kill and go on.
    khamenhi is finceing and have ties to ben laedn too

    January 4, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Reply
  2. mitra

    i wanted to ask Mr.Marandi who said that those who beated policemen
    wouldn't and should not' be released from the prison..
    how about hundreds of students and journalists ...did they beat police

    January 4, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  3. Lynda

    I am afraid they are setting the men up to be killed. This would prepare the way for the "authorities" to claim it was a "staged" killing by the protesters in order to incite the people–as they claimed when they killed Mousavi's nephew.

    January 4, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Reply
  4. Landon

    I agree with the stated "reason" for the Revolutionary Guard increasing security around Moussavi because if he is harmed it definately would damage the regime, which is already in a downward spiral. And unlike here in the US, the Iranian leadership understands that bringing furher attention to one who is willing to be a martyr and has a ideological following only
    creates more resistance and empowers the movement. Now if the US would only apply that same logic to Al-Qaeda....but when president obama does exactly that he us bashed by the right. The GOP is just pitiful and should be ashamed for raising money off of a terrorist attack. I hope and pray that the Iranians win
    their freedom from this regime. Most of the opposition are college kids my age and they are a great example of the potential my generation has.

    January 5, 2010 at 12:06 am | Reply
  5. shah-mahi

    Hello Ms Amanpour
    Are you sure that your are doing everything in your capacity to help the iranians inside iran have their voices heard overseas?
    Have you done your job as a reporter informing the average american about iraninas? That how painful it is to leave the house in the morning, and not knowing if you will ever come back to see your loved ones? That the average american is having a very easy life, while the average iraninan does not even have the freedom of speech?!
    That the Mollah's are ruling the country, so bush kind can have more $$ in his pocket???
    That the Obama's change was just limited to the color of skin, and not the foreign policy or support of basic human rights!!!

    January 5, 2010 at 4:42 am | Reply

    Dear Christiane,

    First, we appreciate your program which we watch (almost) every day.

    But, how is your source to be trust? How can you verify the information you said you have received from ...

    These questions put by us are more important because you mention "A well placed source close to the Iranian government" which doesn't mean not much to us.

    How close is that person and what position does the person have?

    January 5, 2010 at 6:26 am | Reply
  7. Mani

    I believe that Mr. Ahmadinejad is a secret service man from Israel.
    Why I think so, is that he has acted as muslim and he is the reason that the media is less concerned about what Israel do to Palestinian people now.
    Am i wrong or what?

    January 5, 2010 at 8:35 am | Reply
  8. Great Cyrus

    The IRGC and security forces increased their activities around that two opposition leader not for protection them from any attack. they put more banned and restriction around them to cut their social communication. they tap all telephone conversations and put many restrictions for public meeting and even old friend can not see them.
    they changed Mousavi home to a home prison.
    the government will kill these two leader if they don,t change their political path but not officially by itself by anonymous people.
    they increased security and published it because tomorrow after killing two leader they can claim they did their best to protect these leaders!
    christine, please be careful and don,t trust to everyone who say he or her is your friend or can be your source.
    God bless you

    January 5, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Reply
  9. Victor Torres

    Moussavi will be placed under house arrest if the violence continues, we have to realice that he is under an enoumous ammount of pressure both from the regime and his followers looking at him for inspiration! Its a very delicate situation but my sources inside the resistance tell me that the protests will continue!

    January 5, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Reply
  10. Charlie

    I see you regularly on CNN and must say you are not only very bright but also a very classy lady. Keep up the good work.

    January 5, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Reply
  11. stockholm, shiva

    Is it not enough evidence all the censure in media and arresting of the journalist and innocents people for what Iran regime is doing?

    January 6, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Reply
  12. stockholm, shiva

    Aprisiate you Christinne for your good jobb

    January 6, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Reply
  13. Fatima Felts

    Dear Christiane:
    First congratulations & blessings for such a great professional journalism in your career that i have follow for 9 years now...Today i just want to thank you for all humanitarian help and for the great question to UN secretary in regard Haiti. Thanks for all your support to "our Island".

    January 19, 2010 at 6:14 am | Reply

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