As tens of thousands marched in Tehran Wednesday, the government moved to recount ballots and crack down on bloggers and news websites.
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Iran's Guardian Council offered a partial recount of the presidential vote Tuesday as pressure mounted from the biggest rally since the revolution, in which eight were killed.
The administration's cautious response to the disputed elections reflects the reality that Ahmadinejad may remain president – and Iran's nuclear policy is unlikely to change even if he doesn't.
Iran's supreme leader ordered the Guardian Council to investigate the candidate's claims of electoral fraud. But the council is headed by a cleric cut from the same cloth as President Ahmadinejad.
Street clashes between security forces and supporters of challenger Mousavi picked up after dark on Sunday after President Ahmadinejad addressed thousands of his supporters in Tehran.
President Ahmadinejad's bellicose rhetoric has raised concerns about Iran's intentions. Whether or not he is reelected Friday, here's what Western policymakers now need to consider.