- A day after Guardian Council’s official approval of the presidential election result, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared “the enemy’s conspiracy so as to develop a colour revolution has been defeated”.
Speaking for the Islamic Republic of Iran Intelligence Ministry’s staff, Ahmadinejad called the recent election a “plebiscite” and stated “Iranian people succeeded in this path, and all surreptitious and obvious conspiracies of the enemy were unproductive.
It is notable that in reaction to one of the candidate’s having used coloured emblems during the recent election, The Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (IRG) warned that any attempt to develop a “colour revolution” would be suppressed at once.
Without mentioning oppositions made towards legitimacy of the administration of the election, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the election “mass’ tendency for democracy in Iran” in his Tuesday speech and declared “the enemy is trying to diminish power of Iranian people, gained through the heavy voter turnout in the election”.
However, reformists say high percentage of participation in the recent presidential election was due to majority of people’s pursuing change in the current situation and their discontentment from ruling party’s policies.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also thanked “Intelligence Ministry’s effort to identify and defeat subversive elements, dependent to the foreigners, in the country and asked the ministry to diagnose the election and identify the weak spots.
Earlier, Intelligence minister Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejehei claimed he had documents verifying a number of foreign country’s interference in recent unrests; nine diplomatic staff employed by the British Embassy were arrested during the previous days, five of whom were released on Monday.
After the announcement of the election result, large number of pro reformist candidates protest non-violently against vote-rigging, which resulted in death of at least twenty protesters by Basidj Militia and riot police.
Backers of ninth government, on the other hand, are demanding prosecution of Mir Hossein Mousavi, one of the reformist candidates, as his supporters protest peacefully and attend in silent demonstrations in reaction to electoral fraud during the last two weeks.