Turmoil in Tehran

Protesters 'Worthy of Execution'

The rhetoric continues to worsen in Iran: A leading cleric declared in a nationally broadcast sermon on Friday that some of the country’s reform leaders are “worthy of execution.” The Associated Press reports that “Iran's ruling clergy has widened its clampdown on the opposition since a bitterly disputed June 12 presidential election, and scattered protests have replaced the initial mass rallies.” Also on Friday, Mir Hossein Mousavi’s official website was hacked, leaving it blank.