Iran's newly re-elected president has lashed out at foreign governments, accusing them of meddling in Iran's internal affairs.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Western nations of trying to
interfere in Iran's June presidential elections. He vowed to strike the
offending nations so hard that they "lose their way home."
State-run TV broadcast the comments Thursday as the president addressed a gathering in the northern city of Mashhad.
Demonstrations erupted after President Ahmadinejad won his June
re-election by a landslide. Opposition candidates claimed the voting
Earlier Thursday, the second-place finisher, Mir Hossein Mousavi, said
he will attend Friday prayers this week in his first official public
appearance since the disputed election.
An aide to Mr. Mousavi has said the opposition leader is planning to set up a political reform group.