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Foreign Ministries of EU countries urged to investigate violations of the election in Iran

June 15 2009

At the meeting of foreign ministers in Luxembourg on the 27 European Union countries called on Iranian authorities to investigate possible violations of the election in this country.

"The Council (of ministers) took note of the results announced by the Election Commission of Iran, as well as concerns about the elections, which have more than one candidate" and urged Tehran to conduct an investigation.

Foreign Ministers of EU countries have also expressed serious concern over the use of force against demonstrators who were dissatisfied with the outcome of presidential elections in Iran. According to the final voting results, the acting head of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad scored 62.63 percent of the vote, former Prime Mirhosseyn Mousavi - 33.75 per cent, the other two candidates received more than 2 percent of the vote. Mousavi, even before the announcement of official results announced his victory, and later accused the authorities of rigging the vote.

On Saturday afternoon the streets of Tehran came thousands of opposition supporters, unhappy with the election results. In the Iranian capital of protesters clashed with security forces. Brawls and continued on Sunday. Security Service used batons and tear gas to disperse supporters Mousavi. The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recommended Mousavi pursue his appeal after the elections, "calmly and in a lawful manner."

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