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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 500,000 demonstrators have taken to the streets of Tehran and are organizing in other cities to protest the reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Mir Hussein Moussavi, Ahmadinejad's rival, appeared in public, debunking reports he was arrested, and called for calm. Just one day after calling the outcome a "divine assessment," Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for an investigation into the vote count.
Rioting has broken out in Tehran after supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi took to the streets to protest what they called rigged elections. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iranians should acknowledge President Ahmadinejad's landslide victory, which he termed a "divine assessment." There are rumors Mousavi has been arrested.