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Iran: A nation in chaos

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On Monday, a pro-government militia fired into a crowd protesting the results of Iran’s election, killing one man and wounding several others. Hundreds of thousands of opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad descended on Tehran’s Freedom Square to denounce Ahmadinejad’s victory in Friday’s election over reformist leader Mir Hossein Mousavi. Earlier in the day, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordered a review of the disputed election results. U.S. officials have said they are “deeply troubled” by the appearance of voting irregularities, as well as the government’s reaction to the protests. Meanwhile, Mousavi isn’t holding out hope the review of the elections will bear fruit. “I have appealed to the Guardian Council but I’m not very optimistic about their judgment,” he reportedly told supporters at a rally in Tehran. “Many of its members during the election were not impartial and supported the government candidate.”

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