Ardeshir Amir-Arjomand, a spokesman for the former presidential candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, accused the government of hypocrisy in voicing support for protest in Egypt and Tunisia while refusing to allow a peaceful demonstration at home.
said events in Tunisia and Egypt had inspired Iran's
opposition, but likened them to the wave of anti-government protests that had shaken Iran
"The green movement influenced the movements in Egypt and Tunisia, and now we can learn from their movements, this shows that there is a historical desire for democracy in our region."
said Mousavi and Karroubi were cut off from their supporters.
A co-ordination council has been formed, Amir-Arjomand
said, which aimed to create a united voice for the movement's leaders and activists.
Summing up the situation, Amir-Arjomand
said: "We do not consider Ahmadinejad's
government as legitimate, and therefore we would not wait for their permission to hold our protest.
supreme leader said previously that the protests in Egypt are an "Islamic awakening" originated from Iran
's Islamic revolution, Amir-Arjomand
said, but the opposition insists that they have roots in 2009 protest in Iran.
According to Amir-Arjomand
, the regime in Tehran depends on violence to secure its existence.
said: "Their biggest tactic is to create an atmosphere full of terror and horror, so that they can prevent people from going out or at least reducing their numbers.