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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad talks of new era

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by ByaseL, Jul 8, 2009.

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    ByaseL JF-Expert Member

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    [FONT=&quot]TEHRAN, Iran – [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad[/FONT][FONT=&quot] sought to disperse the clouds of doubt surrounding his re-election in his first major television address. But even as he spoke, opponents went to their rooftops shouting "death to the dictator" — a sign of continuing defiance.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]In his half-hour address late Tuesday, Ahmadinejad insisted that the June 12 elections were fair and that his government was legitimate. His staunch line gave no ground to opponents who claim the [/FONT][FONT=&quot]vote results[/FONT][FONT=&quot] were fraudulent and launched a wave of mass protests in recent weeks.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]"It was the most clean and [/FONT][FONT=&quot]free election[/FONT][FONT=&quot] in the world," Ahmadinejad said, adding that during a re-count "no fault was discovered. The whole nation understood this." He said the 85 percent turnout and his [/FONT][FONT=&quot]landslide victory[/FONT][FONT=&quot] according to official results had given his government a new legitimacy.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]In a bid to win over skeptics, he promised to accomplish "higher and grander things" during his second term, saying his government would focus on improving the economy. "This is a new beginning for [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Iran[/FONT][FONT=&quot] ... we have entered a new era," he said. "We must all join hands to achieve Iran's lofty goals."[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Ahmadinejad has the support of Iran's supreme leader [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Ayatollah Ali Khamenei[/FONT][FONT=&quot] and hard-liners in the clerical leadership. Khamenei declared the [/FONT][FONT=&quot]election results[/FONT][FONT=&quot] valid and unleashed security forces to put down the giant [/FONT][FONT=&quot]street protests[/FONT][FONT=&quot] with a wave of arrests.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]But while calm has been imposed, Iranians in many parts of the capital continued late Tuesday what has been a nightly ritual of defiance — climbing to their rooftops to shout, "death to the dictator" and "God is great." The shouts could be heard during Ahmadinejad's address.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Opposition leader Mir Hossein [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Mousavi[/FONT][FONT=&quot], who claims to have won the election, is seeking to rekindle the movement after its protest momentum was shattered by the crackdown by police, [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Revolutionary Guards[/FONT][FONT=&quot] and Basij militia. Mousavi met late Monday with the other two top pro-reform leaders. [/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
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    Shamu JF-Expert Member

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    Mousavi needs to realized that Ahmadinejad won that election without doubt. All the poll before the election showed that Ahamdinejad was leading by more than 20 points. He is not a Dictator.
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    zomba JF-Expert Member

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    US puppets at work