SHOWDOWN

Mousavi vs. Iran's Supreme Leader

Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi is planning to bring his massive number of supporters to a prayer ceremony led by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei on Friday at Tehran University, The Independent's Robert Fisk reports. Mousavi hopes to show his support for the leader as well as mourn slain student protesters, but Khamenei is expected to tell him to stop the protests that have raged on for six days since Ahmadinejad claimed victory. If he does, Mousavi will be in a tough position: he could be accused of breaking the law if he continues protesting. Meanwhile, Ahmadinejad is reportedly "deeply troubled" and even traumatized by the demonstrations against him, and three independent inquiries have been launched into his election victory. In a private meeting, Iranian MPs reportedly engaged in a fist-fight over Mousavi's honor.