Iranian sues for recount in Florida
TEHRAN, Iran (Reuters) -- An Iranian citizen has filed a lawsuit in
a local court asking for the recount of United States presidential votes
in Palm Beach County, newspapers said on Tuesday.
The citizen, Aboulfazl Megghiizade, filed the suit in his hometown of
Khorramabad in western Iran for what he said was fraudulent vote counting
and violation of human rights by both U.S. officials and Palm Beach County
officials, the daily Jomhuri-ye Eslami said.
Other newspapers carried similar reports.
The Palm Beach County canvassing board has not responded to the lawsuit
in Khorramabad. Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth dismissed the
lawsuit as political, saying that it "only demonstrates foreign interference
in our domestic affairs".
Earlier last week former Iranian President, Ali Akbar Rafsanjani offered
to send election observes to monitor the recount in Florida.
The U.S. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher, criticized the
statement and said the Iranian government officials should avoid comments
that create tension.