Friday, June 26, 2009

NPR interview with Mohsen Sazegara

Earlier today NPR conducted an interview with Mohsen Sazegara, one of the founding members of the Revolutionary Guard and former Deputy Prime Minister in Iran. Sazegara, who was one of the original architects of the 1979 Revolution, is now one of the principle dissenters to the hard-line regime. He was arrested in 2003 for speaking out against the government, and now lives in self-imposed exile in Washington D.C. In the interview, he discusses the history of the Revolutionary Guard and how they may be using this election to stage a military coup. According to Sazegara, the Guard knew that the election was rigged from the beginning and had been planning to use the fallout to their advantage all along. Listen to the entire interview here.