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Supreme Leader Khamenei warned the West about the "negative impact" of their election "meddling." The government released another British embassy worker; one more worker remains in custody. The IDRO announced a partial privatization of over 150 native firms.
The country's leading religious group called the presidential election and new government illegitimate. The government planned to release another British embassy employee. A British-Greek journalist held for more than two weeks for reporting on the protests was freed.
Iran will place British Embassy staffers on trial for inciting protests. A conservative newspaper accused Mir Hossein Mousavi of being a "US agent" and advocated he be tried for treason. The new IAEA chief said there is no hard evidence Iran seeks to build nuclear weapons. Iran publicly hanged 20 people for drug trafficking.
Ahmadinejad's campaign manager claimed the president won the election fairly. The Guardian Council closed the file on the post-election review. The Justice minister said that Iran's enemies' efforts to "distort" the election were fruitless. Iranian security forces arrested seven "anti-revolutionary elements" in northern Iran.
The Interior Ministry called for an end to all election activity. Tehran's police chief reported that over 1,000 protesters have been arrested since the election. The Basijj called for a probe of Mousavi. The government demanded an apology from the EU for election meddling, before Iran would resume nuclear talks. Secretary Gates stated that Iran is still providing covert support for Shiite militias in Iraq.
The Guardian Council certified Ahmadinejad's reelection victory. When asked if the Obama administration would recognize Ahmadinejad as Iran's legitimate president, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, "We're going to take this a day at a time." Gordon Brown said that the post-election violence was "unacceptable, unjustified and without foundation." Ayatollah Shirazi called for national unity in speech to the Majlis.
The Guardian Council began a recount of select ballots and extended the election probe by five days. The government released five of the nine arrested employees of the British embassy in Tehran. The chief official with the National Iranian Oil Company stated that unrest in country has not affected the energy sector.
Security forces arrested eight British diplomats for their alleged role in the post-election violence. The Expediency Council is due to release its verdict on the election results. Supreme Leader Khameinei vowed that government will deal with the election review under the law and seek national unity.
The streets of Tehran were calm as protesters decide their next move. The Expediency Council said that Khameinei's word on the election is final. Ahmadinejad called Obama's comments on the post election violence "insulting." Basijj continued to carry out night raids and target private homes.
Authorities claimed that the election was "healthiest" in the last three decades. Khatami announced that protesters should be "dealt with cruelly and without mercy"; he accused foreign journalists of fomenting the demonstrations. Mousavi came under pressure to drop his election complaint. Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem-Shirazi called for national reconciliation in the post-election atmosphere. G-8 countries announced that post-election violence is "deplorable."