Iran's President, Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad emphasized that Islamic Republic of Iran is a forerunner in democracy and global management. According to IRIB, addressing Iran Armed Forces Industrial Research Festival on Sunday, President Ahmadinejad underlined that currently Islamic Iran pioneers the scientific scenes, democracy, and global management and that the recent presidential poll is the beginning of the end of World Arrogance domination over the world.Press TV reports "Iran to release box-by-box vote count." That will give them a fair number of figures to make up:
President considered 10th presidential poll as a source of major development in international relations and underscored: "In this election, the role model of democracy that was displayed in Iran was unprecedented and exclusive such that it challenged the democracies in Western countries."
President noted: "In Western countries, democracy is 100% controlled and people's role is ceremonial. But, what happened in Islamic Iran was the true manifestation of the nation's resolve and determination."
He added: "Following Iran's election, the US and British leaders became concerned about their own existence and launched a sinister effort to defend the oppressive system that they have imposed on the world."
President Ahmadinejad stressed: "Today, the enemies are upset because a nation has understood its capacity and is turning into a role model for the international community."
Amid claims of a 'rigged-election' by certain defeated Iranian presidential candidates, a top election official says the box-by-box details of the vote will be released.Why not? "The beginning of the end of World Arrogance domination" is worth repeating! Press TV also has an article about the current doings of Iran's ally North Korea:
"During previous elections in the Islamic Republic, statistics concerning individual ballot boxes were considered confidential information … this kind of information was only available to certain officials," deputy head of the Interior Ministry's election headquarters Ali-Asghar Sharifi-Rad said Sunday.
According to Sharifi-Rad, the Ministry had, however, decided to publish the results "box by box," to resolve ambiguities about the disputed election in which incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won a landslide victory, ILNA reported.
His comments came after the country's highest electoral authority, the Guardian Council, said, "Votes collected in 50 cities surpass the number of people eligible to cast ballots in those areas.”
A spokesman for the Council, however, said that the additional votes did not change the outcome of the election, as they were not enough to reverse the reelection of President Ahmadinejad.
The extra votes amount to roughly three million ballots.
Following the victory of President Ahmadinejad on June 12, the country has become the scene of illegal rallies with defeated presidential hopefuls Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi rejecting the result as fraudulent and demanding a re-run.[...]
"As long as our country has become a proud nuclear power, the US should take a correct look at whom it is dealing with," North Korea's newspaper main Rodong Sinmun said in a commentary on Monday.The link still works to the Press TV article wherein Ahmadinejad states "All relations and equations will change in our favor once Iran is stabilized as a nuclear nation." The reporting about North Korea is probably true. Not so this: "Police 'did not shoot' street protestors":
Iranian security officials say they did not open fire on protestors during the post-election violence that killed over a dozen people in the country.I mean, the police can only do so much . . .
Tehran Police Chief Azizallah Rajabzadeh said Monday that his department had no role in the shoot-out that has become the focus of most media outlets in the West.
"Policemen are not authorized to use weapons against people," said Rajabzadeh. "They are tained to only use anti-riot tools to keep the people out of harms way," said Rajabzadeh.
Saturday saw some of the worst violence since the election after, according to officilas, some 'terrorist elements' infiltrated the rallies. [...]
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