Iran's Mousavi renews call for cancellation of election result
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°§Iran's Mousavi renewed his call on Saturday for cancellation of presidential election results.
°§Mousavi cited "irregularities in election" as the reason for a nationwide cancellation of the result.
°§Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejected any vote rigging in the election.

Iran's presidential election candidate Mirhossein Mousavi speaks during a news conference in Tehran June 12, 2009.

Iran's presidential election candidate Mirhossein Mousavi speaks during a news conference in Tehran June 12, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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    TEHRAN, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Iran's former Prime Minister, defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi renewed his call on Saturday for cancellation of last week's disputed presidential election.

    In a letter to Iran's Guardian Council which was published on his campaign website, Mousavi cited "irregularities in election" as the reason for a nationwide cancellation of the election result.

    Mousavi said in the letter that the wise Iranian nation would never believe the inequity and irregularity in the election.

    "I will continue my steps to make the truth and the rights of the great Iranian people clear in the range of Constitution and current laws," Mousavi said.

    Mousavi cited several allegations of irregularities in the election which gave incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a landslide victory, saying that they were "part of the truth and fraudulent conduct."

    "Irregularities had began some month ago," Mousavi added.

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that the Iranian nation needs calm and patience, rejecting any vote rigging in the recent presidential election.

    Khamenei also urged the candidates to lodge any complaints about the election through legal channels.

    On June 13, Iran's Interior Minister Sadeq Mahsouli said Ahmadinejad won 62.63 percent of the total ballots on the June 12 presidential vote, while his main rival Mousavi got 33.75 percent.

    After the official declaration, Mousavi protested "strongly" the "obvious" violations in Iran's presidential election, and also appealed to the Guardian Council for a cancellation of the election result.

    Mousavi's supporters have participated in massive rallies in Tehran and other cities over the past days.

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    "Police use teargas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators in central Tehran's Enghelab (Revolution) Square," Press TV said. Full story

TV: Iran's Guardian Council to recount 10% ballot boxes

    Tehran, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Guardian Council is ready to recount up to 10 percent of the ballot boxes randomly in last week's presidential election, state television reported on Saturday.

    "The Guardian Council is ready to recount randomly up to 10 percent of ballot boxes in last week's disputed presidential election," the council's spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodai was quoted as saying. Full story

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    WASHINGTON, June 19 (Xinhua) -- The United States supports Iranians to seek "peaceful" justice, President Barack Obama said on Friday, addressing to the rioting in Iran's post-elections.

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Iran's supreme leader calls for calm, rules out vote rigging

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a sermon during Friday prayers at Tehran University June 19, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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    TEHRAN, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the Iranian nation needs calm and patience on Friday and ruled out any vote rigging in the recent presidential election.

    Khamenei made the remarks at the Friday prayers congregation on Tehran University campus, as the country has been hit by massive rallies against the "frauds" in the recent presidential election. Full story

Iran's supreme leader says Ahmadinejad's opinions closer to his

    TEHRAN, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah AliKhamenei said Friday that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's opinions on some foreign, economic and social issues were close to his.   Full story

Supreme leader: All four candidates belong to Iran's Islamic establishment

    TEHRAN, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah AliKhamenei said Friday that all four candidates in the recent presidential election belonged to Iran's Islamic establishment and the dispute was an internal issue.  Full story

Iran says 646 complaints received concerning election

    TEHRAN, June 18 (Xinhua) - Iran's Guardian Council, the top legislative body of the country, said Thursday that 646 complaints have been submitted to the council concerning the irregularities on Iran's recent presidential election.

    According to a report by local satellite Press TV, the council's spokesman Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaie said that the three defeated candidates have submitted a total of 646 complaints which are carefully studied.  Full story

Ahmadinejad gov't says riots over election orchestrated by enemies

    TEHRAN, June 18 (Xinhua) -- The government of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a Thursday statement that "the enemies of the nation" are fomenting post-election riots across the country, the local Press TV reported.

    "Our enemies and their media have hired some opportunists and mischievous elements and have misused the simple-mindedness of some people to cause unrest," the statement was quoted as saying.  Full story

Iran's election headquarters not to release ballot box details

    TEHRAN, June 18 (Xinhua) - Iran's election headquarters has rejected a request by the defeated presidential candidate Mohsen Rezaei to release details of the ballot box results, Iran's satellite Press TV website reported Thursday.

    "The law does not reserve such a right for candidates," we will act within the framework of the law, head of Iran's Electoral Office Kamran Daneshjou was quoted as saying. Full story

Mousavi's supporters hold new massive rally in Tehran

Supporters of Iran's former Prime Minister Mousavi hold a picture of Mousavi during a rally in Tehran, capital of Iran, June 15, 2009. Tens of thousands of people were seen on Monday at Tehran's Enghelab Avenue marching all the way west to the prestigious Azadi (liberty) square, for a massive rally to support the defeated presidential candidate Mir- Hossein Mousavi. (Xinhua/Stringer)
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    TEHRAN, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Supporters of Iran's defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi staged their latest massive rally on Wednesday in central Tehran, Iran's state television reported.

Television footage showed that the demonstrators were holding placards in support of Mousavi and the presenter said the rally took place at the Haft-e Tir Square in central Tehran. Full story

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