Pro-Mousavi rally in Tehran banned
Iranian authorities have banned a planned Tehran rally by supporters of defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi. The rally was to be held on Monday.
Mousavi's followers have been calling for a huge demonstration in Tehran to protest against the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Mousav, the last Iranian prime minister, on Sunday called for an annulment of the election results in a public letter published on his website. “Dear people, today, in a letter that I presented to The Guardian Council, I have asked for the annulment of the results of the latest elections and I know this to be the only resolution for gaining the public confidence and the support of the people for the government,” said the reformist leader.
However, the Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has once again approved the result. "The 10th presidential election was an epic and ominous event," Ayatollah Khamenei said on Sunday. "The Islamic nation of Iran proved that it attaches significance to national dignity and considers resistance against tyranny powers and extremists with the aim of restoring its rights as its major values and honor."