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The Ayatollah Reaffirms President Ahmidinejad's Victory

Friday, 19 June 2009

Khamenei warns of protest crackdown

By Ali Akbar Dareini and Nasser Karimi, Associated Press

Independent UK - Iran's supreme leader said today that the country's disputed presidential vote had not been rigged, sternly warning protesters of a crackdown if they continue massive demonstrations demanding a new election.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sided with hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and offered no concessions to the opposition. He effectively closed any chance for a new vote by calling the 12 June election an "absolute victory." Read more.

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