PROTESTS

Khamenei: Crackdown Coming

To hear Iran's Supreme Leader tell it, the whole election situation is just a few bad apples from abroad riling up an otherwise-peaceful democracy. Speaking at a national prayer service at Tehran University on Friday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said "Some of our enemies in different parts of the world intended to depict this absolute victory, this definitive victory, as a doubtful victory ... It is your victory. They cannot manipulate it." He then warned protestors to stop. "I call on all to put an end to this method. ... If they don't, they will be held responsible for the chaos and the consequences."