File photograph taken on June 2, 2009
shows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes a victory sign in
Tehran, capital of Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has won a landslide victory
in the 10th presidential election, securing a second term of presidency
for the next four years, Interior Minister Sadeq Mahsouli said on Saturday
afternoon. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz) Photo
TEHRAN, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Iran's President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that the latest presidential election in which he was
re-elected was the "most glorious" one.
"The most glorious election was
held in Iran on Friday," Ahmadinejad told a press conference at the presidential
compound Sunday afternoon.
"In Iran, the people decide whom they would vote for
and no one can actually force them to vote for any particular individual,"
Ahmadinejad said, adding that Friday's election was a "free" one.
Iran's Interior Minister Sadeq Mahsouli said on
Saturday afternoon that Ahmadinejad won 62.63 percent of the total votes
counted, while his main challenger, former Prime Minister Mir- Hossein Mousavi,
got 33.75 percent.
Mousavi, in a statement released Saturday on his
website, protested "strongly" to the "obvious" violations in Iran' s
Thousands of people took to the streets in Tehran on
Saturday to protest against the re-election of Ahmadinejad who has secured a
second term for the next four years.
Commenting on the unrest in Terhan, Ahmadinejad
dismissed the protests as something "normal" and "not important," saying they
would disappear after sometime, just like those angry fans following a defeated
TEHRAN, June 14 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 leaders and more
than 100 members of Iran's reformist groups have been arrested after violent
protests against the results of Friday's presidential election, local media
"With the verdict issued by the judiciary, 10 organizers
of the Tehran's yesterday (Saturday) incidents were arrested in their
headquarters," Tehran's deputy police chief Ahmad-Reza Radan was quoted as
saying by the semi-official Fars news agency. Full story
TEHRAN, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Iran's incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has
won a landslide victory in the 10th presidential election, securing a second
term of presidency for the next four years, Interior Minister Sadeq Mahsouli
said on Saturday afternoon.
Ahmadinejad has won 62.63 percent of the total votes
counted, while reformist candidate Mir-Housein Mousavi got 33.75 percent of the
total votes, the minister said. Full story
Tehran, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Supreme Leader
Ayatollah AliKhamenei on Saturday urged supporters of both the winner of
Friday's presidential election and defeated candidates to avoid provocative
behavior, local ISNA news agency reported.
"The participation of more than 80 percent of eligible
voters and 24 million votes for the president-elect is a real feast," Khamenei
was quoted as saying. Full story
TEHRAN, June 13 (Xinhua) - In a statement released on
Saturday on Iran's reformist candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi's website, he
protested "strongly" to the "obvious" violations in Iran's presidential
He protested to "the current process of and obvious and
numerous violations and irregularities in the election day" and warned that "he
will not surrender to such a dangerous show." Full story