June 15, 2009 / 9:24 AM / in 11 years

Iran leader says Mousavi appeal must be calm, legal

TEHRAN, June 15 (Reuters) - Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told defeated presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi to pursue his appeal against Friday’s election result calmly and legally, state television said.

“Naturally in this election, complaints should be followed through legal channels,” it quoted Khamenei as telling Mousavi in a meeting on Sunday night. “...It is necessary you follow the issue calmly.” (Tehran bureau, +98 21 8820 8770)

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