Today the Khatami-aligned Assocation of Combatant Clerics issued a statement in support of Mousavi, who, according to reliable tweets, had met earlier with "senior clerics" in Qom. Is this a sign of major upsurge against the regime? Scott Lucas is cautiously optimistic:
[T]hese developments would explain why the opposition leadership was relatively quiet and unseen today, as scattered demonstrations took place in Tehran. It would also explain why, in the last few hours, Presidential candidate Karroubi has put pressure on the Guardian Council to annul the vote. And I think it would explain why the Mousavi and Karroubi groups have called for a rally on Thursday as a memorial to those who have lost their lives in the demonstrations (including “Neda”, whose own memorial service was blocked by the Iranian authorities).
If this is true, this is a significant challenge. But its problem may be that, having given 72 hours’ notice of the rally, it gives the Government and its agencies time to organise their response, which will no doubt be to block any mass gathering.
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