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August 12, 2009

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United Nations: Secretary General Congratulates Ahmadinejad on Victory


The United Nations said Tuesday that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had congratulated President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, whose contested re-election set off violent protests across the country. A United Nations spokeswoman, Marie Okabe, said that the letter was not an endorsement of Mr. Ahmadinejad, but “takes advantage of the occasion of the inauguration to express the hope that Iran and the United Nations will continue to cooperate closely in addressing regional and global issues.” Many Western leaders withheld the customary congratulations because the election was widely viewed as rigged.

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