Ahmadinejad Sworn In
Posted on Aug 5, 2009
Amid street battles, the deaths of 30 protesters and weeks-long accusations of electoral corruption, everyone’s favorite Twitter-bobo doll, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has taken the oath of office for Iran’s presidency once again. Several countries, the U.S. being one of them, have said they will not send a letter of congratulations. So there.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sworn in for a second term as Iran’s president, after weeks of post-election unrest.
In an address after the ceremony, he criticised foreign powers who have cast doubt on the validity of the election, saying Iran would resist them.
Opposition supporters protesting outside parliament were met by hundreds of riot police.
Germany, France, Britain and the US all said they would not be sending letters of congratulation to Mr Ahmadinejad.
At least 30 people died during the street protests which followed the 12 June poll.
AP / Vahid Salemi
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad takes the presidential oath of office in Tehran.