Iran’s police chief warned Saturday that security forces will firmly confront “illegal” gatherings next week on the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, a semi-official news agency reported.

Ismail Ahmadi Moghaddam told semi-official news agency ILNA that it is “natural” that security forces carry out what he called their responsibility if security is threatened or if “sacred morals” are insulted on the “pretext” of criticism and protest.

Two top Iranian opposition leaders have called on supporters to protest Thursday, the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, an opposition Web site reported. CNN

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