Iran prosecutor warns against New Year protests

Iran's security forces will stop opposition supporters using the Iranian new year in March to stage more anti-government protests, a leading judicial official said on Sunday.


Tehran general prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi was speaking after opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi said on his website on Sunday that the legitimacy of clerical rule was waning due to its "repressive measures".  Dolatabadi said in comments on state news agency IRNA: "We will not witness street demonstrations and we will not allow anyone to come to the streets to disrupt public security without proper permits." (Reuters)