Ledeen, a freedom scholar with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, wrote before the elections that the regime in Iran was worried about the outcome and that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s son was reportedly sent to meet with Mir Hossein Mousavi — the Green Movement opposition leader under house arrest who probably defeated Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the fraudulent 2009 presidential election — to strike some kind of a deal to support the outcome this year. According to Ledeen, Mousavi refused and relayed to the opposition through his children to boycott the election.
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