Supreme Leader says that “Iranian nation will not be deceived by the fake conciliatory face of the US administration”; Fresh clashes between government forces and anti-government protestors on 30th anniversary of takeover of US Embassy;
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  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei warned the US not to use the post-election events in his country as a means for staging anti-Iranian plots. He stated that "as long as the US administration maintains its arrogant spirit and threats, the Iranian nation will not be deceived by the fake conciliatory face of the US administration and will not give up its independence, freedom, national interests and rights at all."1

    Police fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protestors in Tehran who took part in a rally commemorating the 30th anniversary of the takeover of the American Embassy and used the occasion for launching renewed protests against the June 30 election. The clashes occurred even as hard-liners warned the opposition not to take advantage of the occasion for anti-government protests.2

    Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki meanwhile stated that Iran was considering alternatives to the uranium exchange deal that was negotiated at Geneva even as a leading member of Iran’s parliament stated that Tehran had decided to reject the proposal. Iran was to have shipped most of its stocks of low-enriched uranium to Russia and France for enrichment in return for fuel for a research reactor in Tehran. Moscow on its part warned Tehran that it risked further sanctions if it took a “less constructive position” on the issue of uranium enrichment.3