"Millions voted for President Ahmadinejad and that makes the elections definitive," declared Iran's Grand Ayatollah Ali Akbar Khamenei during his Friday sermon.
With these simple words addressing Muslim worshippers, he ended speculations about his position following a week of pro-opposition demonstrations claiming vote-rigging and denouncing their candidate Mir Hossein Moussavi's defeat.
Iran's Supreme Leader delivered his much-anticipated speech from Tehran University. It was at that same university in 1979 that the Shah's Savak, the most despised and feared security police at the time, opened fire on a student demonstration sparking the Islamic revolution which led to the overthrow of the Iranian monarchy. Read full article »
CNN's Senior Editor, Middle East Affairs, Octavia Nasr contributed to this report.