Iran leader orders probe into claims of election fraud
Iran's supreme leader ordered Monday a probe into claims of election fraud, one day after he stated the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was following a "fair" process. State television quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei directing the Guardian Council to look into charges by reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi.
"Issues must be pursued through a legal channel," state TV quoted the Iranian leader as saying. Khamenei said he has "insisted that the Guardian Council carefully probe this letter." State TV quoted Khamenei urging Mousavi to try to keep the violence from escalating and saying "it is necessary that activities are done with dignity."
Meanwhile, one of Mousavi's Web sites reported a student protester died early Monday during clashes with Ahmadinejad followers in Shiraz, southern Iran.