Indeed, Mousavi does not see the primary role for himself (and presumably the Green movement) as part of the [National Unity] Plan. Instead, “National Unity” for him has a second meaning it is a social movement, beyond political parties, encompassing and furthering the ideals of the Iranian nation and the Islamic Revolution. This “expression of national will”, despite all the obstacles put up by the Government, will be triumphant. All well and good, but that leaves a pretty big immediate question. Given that the Plan has now been submitted to the Supreme Leader for consideration and thus approval, does Mousavi accept it if all parties involved decide to proceed? Does he dare reject it? Or does he, as I suspect he will, stand aside from it with the declaration that “National Unity” transcends any political arrangements?
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