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Iran's Ahmadinejad endorsed for 2nd term

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives prior to a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid al-Moallem, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives prior to a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid al-Moallem, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's supreme leader has formally endorsed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for second term as president in a step leading up to his inauguration in parliament.

State television broadcast images of the ceremony Monday with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei giving the president his seal of approval.

The country's opposition leaders and moderates boycotted the gathering in protest over the election they claim was fraudulent.

State media reported that former presidents Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami as well as defeated pro-reform candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi did not attend.


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