Ahmadinejad is Sworn in as Iranian President


ahmadinejadMahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sworn in as president of Iran for a second term in office. Ahmadinejad took the oath in an inauguration ceremony in parliament Wednesday. He pledged to protect the constitution and frontiers of Iran. Iran’s opposition has claimed Ahmadinejad stole the vote in the June 12 presidential elections. At least 30 demonstrators have been killed in the uprising.

Opposition groups have called protesters to the streets Wednesday to coincide with the inauguration.

Hundreds of policemen are deployed around the parliament, while a subway station nearby was closed to the public.

Parliament speaker Ali Larijani opened the ceremony, after a cleric recited verses from the Quran.

Larijani says the inauguration will “open a new chapter” for Iran.

{News Agencies/Matzav.com Newscenter}