The wife of Mir Hossein Mousavi, Dr. Zahra Rahnavard, who was speaking to a group of Iran-Iraq war veterans, commemorated the anniversary of the day Khoramshahr (west of Iran) was freed from the occupation of Iraqi forces and said that the day of Khoramshahr liberation is forever a bright sun in our sovereignty.
Zahra Rahnavard, while pointing out the dedication and selflessness of soldiers during the Iraq’s attack on Iran added: “Today the Green movement is seeking the same great values and is continuing the [real] goals of the revolution and the holly defence (the defence against Iraqi occupying forces); and the martyrs of the Green movement and the warriors and woundees of this movement are the followers of the martyrs of the holly defence era [against the Iraqi occupying forces] specially in the liberation of Abadan and Khoramshar.”
Zahra Rahnavard added: “Today, the martyrs of the Green movement are carrying the same flag of the martyrs of the holly defence era and revive the memories of the devoted mothers that sang lullaby for the children of martyrs, soldiers and veterans. Today those children have risen from their cradles and each has become a warrior and a devotee. This is why the role of women, daughters and wives in the houses of martyrs as the flag bearers for purity, justice and freedom is truly unforgettable and will be our guide.”
She continued: “I would like to say to you that each has been the witness of the values of your martyrs that if this regime does not try to fulfill the demands and the transcendental and value-based expectations of the Green movement, then it will definitely fall by its own hands. The government should know that the nature of reform is to reform and not to overthrow. But it is possible that this regime with the path that it has chosen, overthrow itself. The government today has not turned 90 degree but rather has turned 180 degree from the transcendental values of Islam, revolution and the holly defence era.”
At the end of her remarks, Dr. Zahra Rahnavard told the government: “The Green movement does not wish for you to fall. Our great Islamic revolution put an end to 2500 years of monarchy and joined to the movement of prophets. These demands will never fail but if the current government does not reform itself and does not respond to the people’s demands, the Green movement will not overthrow it but rather the very own government will overthrow itself. We hope this will not happen. We would like everything to be reformed in the best way. We hope the regime itself becomes the pioneer for these demands and fulfill them but if it remains ignorant to people’s demands then it is destroying itself; and we hope this does not happen.”