The 30th anniversary of the International Day of Quds will be Green this year, according to reformist websites in Iran.
Opposition leaders Karroubi, Khatami, and Mousavi have all confirmed their participation in this important ceremony, which is traditionally held in every city of Iran. Hashemi Rafsanjani will also deliver a sermon and lead the Friday Prayer in the day which marks the last Friday of Ramadan.
According to media reports from Iran, supporters of reformist candidates known as the “greens” are planning to pour into Tehran and other cities’ streets for the Quds Day rally. Meanwhile, Iran’s police Chief Esmail Ahmadi Moghadam on Tuesday warned the opposition against using an upcoming annual pro-Palestinian nationwide rally as an occasion to hold anti-government protests.
The Quds Day, referring to the Arabic word for Jerusalem — takes place on Sept 18 this year. It is usually an occasion for government supporters to denounce Israel and show support for the Palestinians. “The main objective of the Quds Day should not be deviated from,” Moghadam said, according to the state news agency IRNA.