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.