Karroubi's Son: Iran Regime Fears Green Movement Return

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Speaking days before the second anniversary of his father’s detention, Mohammad Karroubi urges the Obama administration and the international community to focus more on Iran’s poor record on human rights but expresses optimism about upcoming nuclear talks which, he hopes, will lead to easing of economic sanctions.

On Friday, Feb. 15 it will be two years since the Iranian government deprived two former pillars of the system — former Prime Minister Mir Hossein Mousavi and former parliament Speaker Mehdi Karroubi — of their freedom of movement.

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Barbara Slavin is a columnist for Al-Monitor and director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council. On Twitter: @BarbaraSlavin1

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