IRAN: Well-informed Larijani congratulated Mousavi on election day, report says
Los Angeles Times / Borzou Daragahi

Observers have for weeks heard various theories that purport to prove that Iran's June 12 presidential elections were rigged. They have come from Western think tanks, mathematicians and, of course, supporters of opposition figurehead Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who ran and lost against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.But the latest tantalizing tidbit, from the camp of Ahmadinejad, comes from the website, which is run by a strident backer of the president, lawmaker Fatemeh Rajabi. In paragraphs tucked into the end of an article posted Monday, the website may have inadvertently published information damning to its own president while trying to smear the speaker of parliament, a conservative rival of Ahmadinejad. 

According to an anonymous member of parliament quoted in the article, which has been extensively reprinted Iran's well-connected parliament Speaker Ali Larijani telephoned Mousavi the evening of the election to congratulate him on his victory.

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