Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Iran In Crisis -- News And Commentaries June 30, 2009

In this photo released by ISNA news agency, shows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as talks with a man during his visit to a construction site in Tehran Monday, June 29, 2009. (AP Photo/ISNA, Amir Pourmand)

Iran Hardliner Says Election Protests Must Cease -- Yahoo News/Reuters

TEHRAN (Reuters) – A senior hardline Iranian cleric Tuesday demanded an end to protests over the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president after Iran's top legislative body slammed shut the last door for a legal challenge.

As expected, the Guardian Council Monday dismissed complaints of irregularities in the June 12 vote raised by two defeated candidates, Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi.

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More News On Iran

Iran Council Certifies Ahmadinejad Victory -- New York Times
Iran hardliners hail confirmation of Ahmadinejad win -- Yahoo News/AFP
Iran's Guardian Council Affirms Vote Result -- Washington Post
Ahmadinejad victory confirmed in Iran -- BBC
Iran Confirms Ahmadinejad Win After Partial Vote Recount -- Voice of America
Iran Dismisses Vote-Fraud Claims -- Wall Street Journal
Iran's fading protests: The regime digs in -- The Economist
Iran's turmoil may lead it to more regional defiance -- The Daily Star
Clinton Cites 'Huge Credibility Gap' in Iran Over Election -- Voice of America
Iran election: Mir-Hossein Mousavi tells supporters to keep protesting -- The Telegraph
Q+A-What might happen next in Iran? -- Reuters
Obama's Obsolete Iran Policy -- Wall Street Journal opinion

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