Ayatollah blast US: 'We don't give a damn'... 'To hell with you'...Submitted by emalvini on Sat, 06/15/2013 - 18:09
Ayatollah blast US: 'We don't give a damn'... 'To hell with you'...
By THOMAS ERDBRINK
Published: June 14, 2013
TEHRAN — Iranian voters turned out in huge numbers on Friday, a late surge of interest in the presidential vote that seemed to swing the tide in the favor of the most moderate candidate in the field. But it was uncertain whether any single contestant would exceed the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff next week.
With long lines at the polls, voting hours were extended by five hours in parts of Tehran and four hours in the rest of the country. Turnout reached 75 percent, by official count, as disaffected members of the Green Movement, which was crushed in the uprising that followed the disputed 2009 presidential election, dropped a threatened boycott and appeared to coalesce behind a cleric, Hassan Rowhani, and the mayor of Tehran, Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf.