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Iranian election uproar tests US

Hard-liner declared victor as unrest flares; Outcome complicates Obama's plan for talks

Incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed victory in Iran's presidential election, unnerving the nation's urban elite. Incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed victory in Iran's presidential election, unnerving the nation's urban elite. (Irib 1 TV via Associated Press)
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / June 14, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Iranian election officials declared yesterday that incumbent hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won Iran's hotly contested presidential election in a landslide, prompting riots in Tehran from voters alleging election fraud and raising fears in Washington that President Obama's attempt to hold talks with the Iranian government will now be far more difficult. (Full article: 1107 words)

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