Archive for June 15th, 2009

2:19 PM ET — More details from Reuters. “Iran’s hardline Islamic Basij militiamen killed at least one person on Monday and wounded more when their building was attacked by demonstrators protesting an election they say was stolen by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.”


The U.S. State Department said it was “deeply troubled” by reports of violence and voting irregularities in the election.
“We are deeply troubled by the reports of violence, arrests and possible voting irregularities,” said State Department spokesman Iran Kelly, adding that Washington was still assessing what had happened in the election.

1:52 PM ET — Mousavi speaks at the rally. Also, if you haven’t checked the slideshow on HuffPost frontpage, we’ve placed the same photos here.


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INXS – Mediate

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The Times Online/UK, June 15, 2009

Benjamin Netanyahu

(Baz Ratner/Reuters)

Binyamin Netanyahu refused to halt Israeli settlement-building in his speech

James Hider in Jerusalem

Binyamin Netanyahu threw down the gauntlet to the US last night, grudgingly agreeing to a limited Palestinian state that would be demilitarised and not in control of its airspace or borders.The hawkish Prime Minister insisted that Israel would never give up a united Jerusalem as its capital, and said that established Jewish settlements in the West Bank would continue to expand — despite explicit objections from Washington.

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