Mohsen Milani

Professor of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida

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Professor and Chair of the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida; author of The Making of Iran's Islamic Revolution: From Monarchy to Islamic Republic

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad starts his second four-year term as President of Iran. In today's inaugural address, Ahmadinejad called for "a national will" and "national resolve."

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The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a huge crowd that President Ahmadinejad was re-elected by a landslide. He denied that last Fridays voting was rigged.

Iran's Supreme Leader Just Says 'No'

The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a huge crowd that President Ahmadinejad was re-elected by a landslide. He denied that last Fridays voting was rigged.

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Iran's government has expanded restrictions on foreign reporters and accused the US of interfering in its domestic affairs.

Fifth Day of Election Protests in Iran

Iran's government has expanded restrictions on foreign reporters and accused the US of interfering in its domestic affairs.

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