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Partene i Iran står i stampe, og det avtegner seg foreløpig ikke noen løsning, sier BBCs Jon Leyne.

In a way we’ve reached a bit of a deadlock. The government can’t work out how to deal with the unprecedented demonstrations. But the opposition is disorganised, it has no co-ordination, no strategy.
And the demonstrators, despite the radical nature of what they are doing, don’t fully perceive the way in which they are threatening the foundations of Islamic Republic. This has gone way beyond disputed elections.
I don’t think the offer of a recount will have much effect. They haven’t said who would do the recount, what about irregularities on election day? Nothing less than a full re-run of the election would satisfy the opposition. I can’t see how government would offer that. The Supreme Leader has staked so much on the results of this election, it would be a massive u-turn.

Flere ledende personligheter er arrestert.

Dozens of people have been arrested since the protests began – including Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a close aide of ex-President Mohammad Khatami, and journalist and academic Ahmad Zeidabadi.
On Tuesday, lawyer Abdolfatah Soltani of the Human Rights Defenders’ Centre was arrested, a colleague told AFP news agency. The centre is led by Iranian Nobel peace prizewinner Shirin Ebadi.
Unrest has also been reported in other Iranian cities including Mashhad, Isfahan and Shiraz.

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