TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein
Mousavi has called on his Web site for a mass rally Thursday to
protest the country's disputed election results and violence
against his followers.
The call presents a direct challenge to Supreme Leader Ayatollah
Ali Khamenei, who said Tuesday evening that Mousavi should pursue
his demands through the country's electoral system.
But Mousavi appears to have no intention of backing down. His
announcement came shortly after the country's most powerful
military force said that Iranian Web sites and bloggers must remove
any materials that "create tension" or face legal action.
The dispute presents one of the gravest threats to Iran's
cleric-led system since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.