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Iran Opposition Leader Compares Movement to the American Revolution

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Iranians in Tehran protest the country's elections in June 2009. In October 2012, protests are centering on the Islamic republic's economic unrest. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Fox News – The leader of the Iranian opposition likens its goal to overthrow the regime in Tehran to the war for American independence from Britain, the struggle to abolish slavery in the U.S. and the birth of the civil rights movement in the 1960’s.

“I am confident that the Iranian resistance, which seeks the proven values of advanced societies, will reach its goal of a free, prosperous, democratic, just and non-nuclear Iran,” declared Maryam Rajavi, the head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, in an exclusive Fox News interview.

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