With authorities threatening a harsh response to new anti-government demonstrations planned for Monday, prominent supporters of Iran’s system of religious rule are urging leaders to soften their approach to protesters and end high-level infighting that they say is paralyzing the country.

“When you attack moderates, you breed radicals,” said Amir Mohebbian, a former politician who shares Ahmadinejad’s ideology but is critical of his policies. “Our leaders should say to the core of the protesters: ‘We are not against you.’ Otherwise, our system might be in danger.” Source: Washington Post

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