Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Announces Plans to Address Iranian Nation
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose re-election last month spurred massive protests, plans a televised speech Tuesday night to discuss domestic and foreign issues.
Iran's Fars news agency said the speech will be carried on one of the state-run television networks.
The speech will follow a call from Iran's three top reformist leaders for an end to the "security atmosphere" in the country, referring to what they say is the government's heavy-handed response to those protesting the results of last month's presidential election.
The wave of useless arrests must stop immediately, and those arrested previously and who have not committed any crimes must be freed immediately, and security forces must return to their barracks”— Joint statement from Mir Hossein Moussavi, Mehdi Karrubi and Mohammad Khatami