Violent protesters 'not Mousavi supporters'
An aide to defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi says that the post-election rioters were "not supporters of, or linked to Mousavi or his camp."
Mahmoud Rabi'ee, Mousavi's campaign adviser in the Golestan Province, denounced the recent unrest which led to vandalism, arson and clashes with the riot police throughout Iran, Press TV reported.
"We are supporting Mousavi to continue the path of [the late leader of the Islamic Revolution] Imam Khomeini and those who lost their lives and made sacrifices for the Islamic Republic," Rabi'ee said.
Rabi'ee added that a number of 'miscreants' are attempting to de-fame Mousavi and his supporters "by conducting acts of vandalism in our name."
The Mousavi camp seeks to pursue its complaints regarding 'electoral irregularities' through legal means and has pleaded the authorities to provide for the peaceful proceeding of the reported 'violations'.
Eight people have so far been confirmed dead in the ensuing clashes between the police and the protesters. Many others have been injured in the unrest.