The Nation Is Heartbroken


In the wake of Khamenei's hard-line speech and ban of tomorrow's planned rally, more live updates from Iran. Among the developments: the BBC hits back, protesting soccer players are suspended, Amnesty calls Khamenei's blasting of peaceful protesters "a gross dereliction of duty and a license for abuse," and a commentator calls the speech "a five-star performance in the politics of denial...pious, defensive, blinkered...about real or imagined western "enemies" of the Islamic republic."

"The situation in Iran is now critical - the nation is heartbroken -
suppression is imminent," writes one widely followed Iranian Twitter
user and Mousavi supporter.

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