Khameini addresses Iran - Ahmadinejad wins by 2-1 margin
The Ayatollah Alli Khameini addressed the nation on Friday. After a week of protests alleging election fraud the Ayotollah Khameini said there was a definite victory in this election.
The Ayatollah Khameini said that President Ahmadinejad won by a margin of 2-1 over his opponent Mousavi.
Khameini appealed for calm. There were many wearing green in the crowd that Khameini addressed. at the University of Teheran.
Khameini also said that the policies of Ahmedinejad were more closely alligned to his than those of the rival Mousavi.
Khameini, said that there was no rigging of the election and that Iran's enemies were behind the protests.
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There was a "definitive victory" in Iran's presidential election, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Friday, speaking to the nation for the first time following a week of massive rallies disputing the results.
Khamenei has already approved the June 12 election results, which showed hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad winning by a 2-to-1 margin.
The disputed result has spurred allegations of vote-rigging and sent tens of thousands of supporters from both sides into the streets of Tehran in massive protests.
"Today the Iranian nation needs calm," Khamenei said in his address at Tehran University on Friday, which was attended by Ahmadinejad.
Khamenei's address was broadcast live on state television Friday and showed a crowded hall with thousands of people gathered outside the building.