- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 9, 2009

TEHRAN,Iran (AP) — The governor of Tehran province is warning that security forces will “smash” any attempt at protests amid calls for new opposition marches Thursday.

Supporters of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi have called for new demonstrations in Tehran and several other cities, the first in more than a week after a heavy crackdown suppressed mass street protests over Iran’s disputed June 12 election.

The state news agency IRNA quotes Tehran governor Morteza Tamaddon saying if anyone heads the protest call, “they will be smashed under the feet of our aware people.”

Mousavi and his supporters say he won the election and that official results showing a landslide victory for incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are fraudulent.

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