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Gates: Gulf nations support of Iraq contains Iran

The Guardian Council refused to nullify the recent election results; its spokesman stated that "in the recent presidential election we found no witness of major fraud or breach in the election." Ahmadinejad is to be sworn in at the end of July. Neda Agha-Soltan's martyrdom becomes a symbol for the protest movement. Reza Pahlavi vowed to help his compatriots reach freedom.

Iran starts airforce manoeuvres in Gulf

Iran began three days of air force exercises in the Gulf and the Sea of Oman to raise operational and support capability. The Guardian Council announced possible polling irregularities in 50 districts. The Revolutionary Guards warned citizens of "revolutionary confrontation" if they return to the streets to protest. Mousavi received support from Ayatollah Zanjani. Hugo Chavez said that the world must respect Ahmadinejad's "triumph."

Iran's brave revolutionaries can change nothing but the faces

Iranian state media reported that 13 have been killed and 20 wounded in the protests taking place over the weekend. Rafsanjani's daughter and three other relatives were arrested. Mousavi continued to demand a nullification of the election results. President Obama urged Iran "to stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people."

Bodies of two British hostages found in Iraq

Once upon a time in Tehran

Iran's Mousavi says ready for martyrdom: ally

A suicide bomber detonated near the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran. The Guardian Council reported that it is ready to recount a tenth of the votes from the election, and is prepared to deploy riot police to quell future protests. Karoubi's Etemad-e Melli party canceled its scheduled rally on Saturday due to lack of permit; Mousavi supporters demand that the election be annulled.

Chants against West punctuate Khamenei's defiant speech

Iran's leader: End protests or risk 'bloodshed'

UK summons Iran™s ambassador over Khamenei speech

Supreme Leader Khamenei addressed an audience at Tehran University during Friday prayers praising the reelection of President Ahmadinejad as "epic moment that became a historic moment," and stated that the Islamic Republic "would not betray the vote of the people." This was the first public appearance by Ahmadinejad since his reelection. Candidates Mousavi and Karrubi boycotted the event.

Shadowy Iranian Vigilantes Promise Bolder Action

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians joined presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran to mourn those killed during protests since last weekend's election that was declared in favor of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Mousavi urged the crowds to conduct peaceful demonstrations.

Tech-savvy protesters battle Iranian government in cyberspace

Demonstrations continue in Iran as the death toll of protesters killed by the police and Basij rose to 32. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps warned it would crack down on journalists and online media for publishing items that "create tension." The government complained that the US is interfering with Iranian affairs.

Israel: 'Iran will have nuclear bomb by 2014'

The Guardian Council said it may recount some of the votes as tens of thousands of protesters of rivals President Ahmedinejad and Mir Hossein Mousavi took to the streets. Seven demonstrators were killed by the IRGC-supported Basij militia. The US urged Iran to accept an invitation to nuclear talks.