Iran’s ruling Guardian council announced Tuesday that it was prepared to conduct a partial recount of the ballots cast in Friday’s controversial election. However, the reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi rejected the offer, calling on Iran’s leaders to annul the election outright. The news comes after the country’s state radio confirmed that seven people were killed in the mass protests against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s first-ballot victory. Thousands of protesters amassed in Tehran again on Tuesday, despite Mousavi’s call for his supporters to stay home. They’ve been met by thousands of supporters of the government. Iranian officials have responded to the mass uprising with a crackdown on foreign journalists in the country, cancelling all foreign press credentials. Iranian journalists were told to report the news from their offices rather than from the scene of the protests.
State TV footage of pro-government rally
Footage of yesterday’s protests