HUFFINGTON POST
09/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ahmadinejad Swearing In Raises Fears Crackdown Will Intensify

Istanbul, Turkey - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was officially inaugurated for a second term Wednesday, killing the slim hopes his opponents had of overturning his controversial election victory. Now Tehran is holding its breath, wondering if Ahmadinejad will seek to consolidate his position by widening his ongoing crackdown against reformers and his political opponents.

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