Tehran, the 30th of Tir 1388 / 21 July 2009

On one hand, protests in support of Mir-Hossein Mousavi, on the 57th anniversary of the 30th of Tir (20 July 1952).

Haft-e Tir Square, Tehran

On the other hand, Parivash Fatemi, the widow of Hossein Fatemi, who served as Mohammad Mossadegh’s Foreign Minister and was the driving force behind his oil nationalization program, says that Fatemi’s aspirations were fulfilled in the ninth government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, characterizing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a man of “obvious courage and daring,” whose love of his country and people makes him the second coming of Fatemi.