Thursday, June 18, 2009
The government of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says ‘the enemies of the nation’ are fomenting post-election riots across the country.
“Our enemies and their media have hired some opportunist and mischievous elements and have misused the simple-mindedness of some people to cause unrest,” the government said in a Thursday statement.
It further accused the Western foreign media of ‘spreading lies and rumors’ to create doubts over the health of Friday’s presidential election.
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Iran’s European Union envoy criticized the Western countries for their “support for these trouble-makers and anarchists under the cover of supporting democracy and the voice of the Iranian people”.
In a Thursday statement, the Iranian embassy in Brussels said, “All foreign involvement will have a damaging impact and is rejected by the people and the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran”.
Incumbent Ahmadinejad was re-elected as the Iranian president on June 12 with almost two-thirds of votes, but his main rival Mir-Hossein Moussavi has rejected the result as fraudulent and demanded a re-run of the election.
This article was posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 9:09 am