The U.S. remains unconvinced of the Iranian President’s claim of a landslide win.
Wired PR News – The United States is refusing to accept the claim of the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, that he was re-elected to the position by a landslide. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), U.S. officials spoke of an investigation into election fraud allegations made by many.
Hilary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State, is quoted in the report as stating at a news conference, “We are monitoring the situation as it unfolds in Iran, but we, like the rest of the world, are waiting and watching to see what the Iranian people decide.”
Iran analyst Karim Sadjadpour, with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is quoted by the AP as stating of the implications for Ahmadinejad’s re-election victory, “I think it’s going to make it incredibly difficult for the Obama administration to acquiesce on Iran’s enrichment of uranium when there is a president in Tehran who continues to deny the Holocaust, and continues to be belligerent toward Israel… I don’t see the probability of Ahmadinejad taking a more moderate or conciliatory approach his second time around. Similar to what President Bush said when he was re-elected in 2004, he said, ‘I’ve earned political capital, and now I am going to use it.”
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