Fatemeh Karroubi had described the siege of her home and asked the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei if he condoned such “unethical acts”.
UPDATE 1040 GMT: Video of the burned and damaged residential complex of Mehdi Karroubi:
UPDATE 0900 GMT: The audio of Radio Farda's interview with Hossein Karroubi, carried out during last night's attacks (see earlier updates), has been posted.
After the violence during the siege of his house last night, Mehdi Karroubi spoke with Rasa TV:
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Following these events Mehdi Karroubi in an interview with Rasa TV once again announced that he is ready to pay any price and will stand in this path till the end.
Karroubi also once again stressed attendance T the Qods Day demonstrations.
Mehdi Karroubi in this phone interview said: "Following the elections many events happened in the country and everyone witnessed the consequences. We also expressed our positions clearly and caringly. But my clear and frank positions regarding hte country's issues have not gone well with these guys and [therefore] they plan these events and attacks."
Mehdi Karroubi, citing problems such as fraud in the 10th Presidential election (of June 2009) and also problems with foreign policy, said: "Not only there was fraud but there was engineering of votes. From the very beginning the outcome of the election has been decided. We made a mistake entering the election race. We were optimistic and thought that we have elections in this country but later on we realized that this is not the case."
Mehdi Karroubi again emphasised that he did not regret taking this path and declared his readiness to debate pro-government representatives.
Karroubi said: "Regarding the sanctions and the problems with foreign policy, I am announcing that essentially a part of the Revolutionary Guards is [creating] this situation, and they create tensions as much as possible so that in the shadow of sanctions they can plunder people's wealth."
Karroubi added, "This administration that cannot solve the problems of foreign policy or solve economic and cultural problems, and in fact cannot do anything, is after creating tension. Its life depends on the crises."
Mehdi Karroubi emphasised that he supported the Islamic Republic but said,
The current government is not Islamic Republic. Neither its Islamic aspect not its Republic aspect have been preserved. What the people wanted and carried out a revolution for it is different from what is in power today --- if it was [Islamic and a Republic] many of the problems of the people would be solved. The people of Iran are Muslim and are not at warwith Islam and are not at war with the Republic....
Mehdi Karroubi said that the reason for the thugs gathering in the recent nights at his house is his statements on participation in Qods Day: "They have been gathering for five nights, chant slogans, break the windows and tonight it was escalated to its peak. But I am standing. Both myself and my family are ready to pay any price; I am staying here, I am not going anywhere and I have my plans."
Mehdi Karroubi, while expressing sorrow over the discomfort and harassment that the thugs have imposed on his neighbors and family, said:
Where in the world do they organize a bunch of juvenile thugs and muggers to make chaos and insult a political opponent because of disagreement? At this moment that I am talking with you after midnight. They are chanting slogans in the street. It is even more tragic that, after all these scandals, insults, breaking the windows, they start reading the Quran in the street and mourning for Imam Hossein (Shia's third Imam). Apparently they are determined to disgrace Islam.
Mehdi Karroubi in another interview with Saham News...said: "On this holy night (Qadr Night), whatever the almighty God has destined for me, I will welcome with open arms and until my last breath I will not give up on people's rights."
Despite the insistence of his guards and family, Mehdi Karroubi refused to leave the building:" I am standing until the end."