January 11, 2020 / 9:55 PM / 17 days ago

Opposition Green Movement official calls on Iran Supreme Leader to step down: Saham News

DUBAI (Reuters) - A leader of Iran’s opposition Green Movement, Mehdi Karroubi, called on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the top authority in the Islamic Republic, to step down over the handling of the shooting down of the Ukrainian airliner.

In a statement posted online, Karroubi asked when Khamenei was told about the shooting down of the plane after it took off from Tehran on Wednesday, and why there had been a delay in informing the public about the real reasons for the crash.

Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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