Ahmadinejad Calls for action on Iran oppostion

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for leaders of the protests that followed his disputed re-election in June to be dealt with decisively.

"The leaders and the main elements involved in the [post-election protests] should be dealt with most seriously," Mr Ahmadinejad said in a speech before thousands of people before Friday prayers at Tehran University.

A number of senior opposition figures are currently on trial in Tehran accused of conspiring with foreign powers to organise the unrest.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday there was no proof to this accusation.

recommended by Darius Kadivar