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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Khamenei Urges Tolerance, in his Own Charmingly Inflexible Way

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged parliamentarians Wednesday to tolerate the voices of the opposition, government-run Press TV reported.

Khamenei made the remarks to a group of lawmakers in Tehran, Press TV said.

The report came hours after witnesses said police had broken up a planned demonstration outside the parliament building in opposition to the outcome of the June 12 presidential elections.

But Khamenei added that the Islamic establishment and people "will never give in to coercive demands with regards to Iran's presidential elections," Press TV said. "Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized the significance of law and order and said violating the law would lead to dictatorship.

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