Turmoil in Tehran

Guardian Council: 'No Major Fraud'

The stage is set for further conflict in Iran: The nation’s top electoral body, the Guardian Council, announced on Tuesday that it found “no major fraud” in the June 12 elections and that it would not annul the election results. “The announcement on Iran's state-run English language Press TV is another sign the regime is determined to crush post-election unrest, the worst since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, rather than seek compromise with the protesters,” writes the Associated Press. Russia, meanwhile, also said Tuesday that it supports the declared results.