Iran starts poll recount

Iran’s top legislative body, the Guardian Council, was recounting a random 10 per cent of the votes. Defeated opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi has rejected the move, saying the whole election should be annulled.

UK embassy staff freed
Meanwhile, Iran said it has freed five local British embassy staff arrested on accusations of stoking post-election unrest, a move that further threatened tense ties with London and West.

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