Iran’s deputy police chief has described Saturday’s first anniversary of historic presidential election last June as eventless despite vast propaganda efforts by enemies of the state.
Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Radan said no major incidents took place throughout Saturday thanks to the vigilance of the Iranian people, even though the enemy had launched a widespread campaign in the days leading up to the anniversary urging mass demonstrations.
Radan added that only a few people were taken into custody in the capital Tehran.
He noted that the fate of the detainees will be determined after their files are fully processed by law-enforcement authorities.
Iran’s tenth presidential election last June has been described as historic, marked by an unprecedented 85-percent participation of eligible voters, in which President Ahmadinejad was reelected to a second term by a landslide margin.
President Ahmadinejad’s main rivals Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, however, led on by mostly foreign-inspired and well-funded propaganda campaigns, disputed the election results, alleging vote fraud that was proven ill-founded following rigorous investigations by legislative and judiciary commissions.
The fraud allegations, however, led to violent riots that marked the involvement and even arrest of Western embassy personnel as well as individuals directed and funded by foreign sources.