Dear Farnaz Fassihi
re: "Iran opponents said to be jailed" (Wall Street Journal, March 1)
In your article in the Wall Street Journal on the arrest of Iranian opposition figures Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, why didn't you elaborate on charges by pro-government forces that the dissidents are agents of, or at the very least, used by American and Israeli Zionism?
Surely you are aware that the overthrow of the Iranian government is a high priority in Jerusalem and Washington, and that both George W. Bush and Obama have authorized CIA covert operations inside Iran, as well as the fact that the Iran government is being targeted by terrorists. For example, Iranian scientist Majid Shahriari was killed by a bomb and a second scientist, Fereydoon Abbasi, was seriously injured in Tehran on Nov. 29. Dr. Abbasi's wife was also killed in the bombing.
None of these facts are mentioned in your reporting.
By omission, you give the false impression that Iran is secure from foreign subversion and terror and that the whole controversy is an internal matter.
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