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Leader urges Iran to exercise calm

The Leader of Ummah said Sunday that insulting the late founder of the Islamic Revolution is the outcome of a series of violations of the law that spread after the presidential election.

A fierce controversy has raged in Iran over the state television broadcast of the burning of a photo of Imam Rouhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Revolution, during anti-government demonstrations on December 7.

Imam Ali Khamenei condemned the desecration, saying that the group which violated the law after the June election was responsible for encouraging riots and laying the grounds for insults to the late Imam Khomeini.

The Leader reiterated that the defeated presidential candidates, who have failed to prove their claims of vote fraud, should return to the right path as the election file has come to a close.

Imam Ali Khamenei, who called for calm to return to the country, said those who call for protests should stop such moves as the riots are backed by the enemies of Iran.

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