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01 July 2009 @ 10:18 pm
Ahmadinejad scraps African summit trip  


By Fredrik Dahl and Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran`s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called off a trip to Libya for an African Union summit on Wednesday that would have given the hardline president another chance to appear at an international forum after his disputed re-election. Mehdi Karoubi, a reformist cleric who came last in the June 12 poll, said he still rejected the result, which set off Iran`s gravest internal unrest since the 1979 Islamic revolution. "I don`t consider this government legitimate," he said in a statement on his website. "I will continue my fight." A spokesman at Ahmadinejad... read more
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