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Iran's supreme leader orders ballot probe

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his vote for presidential election in Tehran, Iran on June 12, 2009. (UPI Photo/Hossein Fatemi)
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his vote for presidential election in Tehran, Iran on June 12, 2009. (UPI Photo/Hossein Fatemi) | License Photo

TEHRAN, June 15 (UPI) -- Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Monday ordered an investigation into fraud allegations surrounding the country's troubled election, state-run media report.

Khamenei also urged Mir Hossein Mousavi to pursue his challenge of election fraud through legal means, CNN reported.

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Mousavi is disputing the official results of Friday's elections that declared incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner with more than 62 percent of the vote to Mousavi's 33 percent. Since the results were released, Mousavi's supporters have staged demonstrations, clashing with Ahmadinejad supporters and police.

Khamenei's reported decision comes after Iranian media said he gave his blessing to the election results.

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