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Friday, April 3, 2015

Zarif's Hero's Welcome includes a Green Movement Chant

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and the Iranian negotiating team from Lausanne were welcomed at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport as conquering heroes.

The crowd seems to have chanted several different slogans, but one is particularly interesting: The video below clearly includes a chant of "Ya Hossein! Mir Hossein!" a slogan used in the Green Movement protests of 2009 to support defeated Presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Moussavi, currently under house arrest.

Hat tip to Trita Parsi and several others.

ویدیوی فرستاده شده به #گزارشگر Manoto TV از استقبال مردم در #ایران در فرودگاه مهرآباد تهران از جواد #ظریف Javad Zarif و ...
Posted by Manoto TV on Friday, April 3, 2015

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