Newest Deal's sets the stage:
Basiji commanders have announced that three million members of their militia will be deployed. Supreme Leader Khamenei again gave stern warning to the Green movement just last week, stating that the questioning of the June election is a crime. If there was any doubt whether his words were empty rhetoric, then the proceeding sentences handed down to 50 political detainees for committing just this "crime" should suffice. The regime is preparing for confrontation, perhaps because it has no choice -- no choice but to retreat and wither.
The Basij headband above reads: “Khamenei is the leader.”