The Real News Network – Iran's supreme leader appeals for calm

Khamenei gave his Friday prayer sermon in Tehran since last week’s election which sparked the biggest street protests in the Islamic Republic’s history. “Today the Iranian nation needs calm,” the supreme leader said. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran’s enemies were targeting the Islamic establishment by questioning the authenticity of this month’s election. “The enemies (of Iran) are targeting the Islamic establishment’s legitimacy by questioning the election and its authenticity before and after (the vote). “After street protests, some foreign powers…started to interfere in Iran’s state matters by questioning the result of the vote. They do not know the Iranian nation. I strongly condemn such interference. The Supreme Leader, Iran’s ultimate authority, had earlier urged his compatriots to unite behind hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the declared winner of last Friday’s poll. But supporters of the runner-up, Mir Hossein Mousavi, have so far ignored the call holding huge unauthorised rallies.

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