Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ahmadinejad Sworn In

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivering his speech to Majlis, the Iranian parliament, after being sworn in for his second term as Iran's president
Tehran. 5 August 2009. Fars Photo

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn in today as Iran’s president for a second term. The ceremony was held at Majlis, the Iranian parliament.

Iran’s state-owned Press TV reports from Tehran that a heavy security presence around Majlis blocked out opposition protests as Ahmadinejad took the oath of office. Thousands of security and Basij forces with their motorcycles were present in the areas around Baharestan square, where the majlis building is located [Press TV, 5 august 2009].

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