China calls for "stability, solidarity" in post-election Iran 2009-06-16 19:09:28   Print

    BEIJING, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang voiced respect Tuesday for "the choice of the Iranian people" and called for stability in post-election Iran.

    Qin made the remarks at a regular press conference, responding to a question on the situation in Iran, where President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory over opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in last week's election is being contested.

    According to media reports, hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets following the announcement of the election results. Mousavi has said he believed the vote was fixed in favor of Ahmadinejad, while the incumbent said the vote was fair.

    "China respects the choice of the Iranian people and hopes Iran could maintain stability and solidarity," Qin said.

At least seven people killed at Mousavi supporters rally: TV

A supporter of Iran's former Prime Minister Mousavi holds a slogan during a rally in Tehran, capital of Iran, June 15, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)
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    TEHRAN, June 16 (Xinhua) -- At least seven people were killed at a mass rally held by tens of thousands of supporters of Iran's defeated reformist presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the website of local English-language Press TV reported on Tuesday.

    The protesters were killed after they tried to attack a military post near Tehran's Azadi (Liberty) Square on Monday, the report said. Full story

Iran's supreme leader orders investigation into claims of vote fraud

    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.  Full story

Ahmadinejad: Iran's latest presidential election "most glorious"

    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.

Will of Iranian should be fully respected, UN chief says
     UNITED NATIONS, June 15 (Xinhua) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said here Monday that the genuine will of Iranian people should be fully respected.

    Ban said he has been closely following the situation in Iran after the election and has also taken note of the instructions by the religious leaders in Iran that there should be an investigation into the election.

Editor: Deng Shasha
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