RNA – In an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency, Ayatollah Sayyed Rahim Tavakkol, the representative of the people of Mazandaran province in the Assembly of Experts, said that the sedition of 2009 was pre-designed and its consequences are still present in Iran and said, “If we want to forget the sedition and be heedless of the plans of the hypocrites and the enemies, there is no doubt that the enemies will advance.”
The Iranian politician said that the enemies are seeking to make the Iranian people unaware of the sedition, saying, “By creating unawareness among society in regard to the sedition, the enemies want to instigate other seditious plans and programs in the country. Therefore, if the people have insight and remember the creation of epics, the enemies will be hopeless in achieving their sinister goals.”
Ayatollah Tavakkol emphasized that the awakened nation will not be harmed and said, “The 9th of Dey [December 30] is the best opportunity to recognize the enemies, the sedition and the hands behind the curtain and to demonstrate the method of counteracting the anti-revolutionary movements. On this basis, the revival of the anniversary of the 9th of Dey is like the revival of the revolutionary zeal of the Iranian people.”
He said that by the establishing the sedition of 2009, the enemies were pursuing a plot to overthrow the Islamic Republic, said, “If the epic of the 9th of Dey did not exist, the enemies would achieve their evil goals, and the righteous, just and truthful people would be bypassed and weak and oppressed people would come to the fore.”
Referring to the consequences and dangers of the presence of the seditionists among the country’s authorities, Ayatollah Tavakkol emphasized, “When these kinds of people have authority in the country, it is evident that they are always seeking seditiousness, so these people must be identified and removed from key posts and if they express remorse and repent, do not act with them but giving key posts to these people is a great mistake.”
On December 30, 2009, millions of Iranians held nationwide protests to condemn the foreign-orchestrated unrest which had erupted following the presidential elections earlier that year.
People were especially angered by incidents that had taken place days earlier in Tehran, where a group of demonstrators offended the sanctities of the nation on the day of Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam al-Husayn. the third Shi’ah Imam.