TEHRAN, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered the Guardian Council to investigate the claims of fraud in the recent presidential election, state television reported on Monday.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks after casting ballot in the presidential election at a polling station in Tehran June 12, 2009. Iran held presidential election on June 12. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz) Photo Gallery>>>
Referring to the defeated reformist presidential
candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi's appeal letter for the irregularities and the
cancellation of the election result, Khamenei said that "the Guardian Council
has been emphasized to carry out investigation into this letter carefully."
In a meeting with Mousavi on Sunday evening, Khamenei
also told the former prime minister to pursue his appeal against the election
result in a legal way, the report said.
"You are different from those people (rioter
protestors on the streets) and you are advised to keep manners and calmness,"
On Saturday afternoon, Iran's Interior Minister Sadeq
Mahsouli announced that the incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won 62.63
percent of the total votes during Friday's vote, while former Prime Minister
Mir-Hossein Mousavi got 33.75 percent in Iran's presidential competition.
Mousavi has appealed for Iran's Guardians Council to
cancel the country's June 12 presidential election result, a statement posted on
his website said on Sunday.
"Today, I wrote a letter to the Guardian Council
asking them to cancel the result of the recent (presidential) election," Mousavi
said in the statement.
Iran's Supreme Leader has urged supporters of both
the winner and the defeated candidates to avoid provocative behavior.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
gestures to journalists as he attends his first news conference after
Iran's presidential election in Tehran, June 14, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters
TEHRAN, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Iran's President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad defended his re-election in the country's "most glorious"
presidential election on Sunday, but his major challenger Mir-Hossein Mousavi
demanded the election result to be annulled. Full story
TEHRAN, June 15 (Xinhua) - Iran's Interior Ministry said
on Monday that the defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi will be
responsible for the illegal rally, the official IRNA news agency reported.
"The consequences of such behavior (holding a rally)
will be with Mousavi," the official IRNA news agency quoted the ministry's
director general of political affairs, Mahmoud Abbaszadeh Meshkini, as
saying. Full story
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
Dumpsters are set on fire by supporters
of Iran's defeated reformist presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi
during clashes with police in Tehran June 13, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters
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