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That's the latest conveyed to me by my Farsi-speaking readers scanning the Persian blogosphere. In my translator's words:

A committee of respected Ayatollahs (the spiritual fighters) have requested that the election be invalidated for the purpose of restoring the people’s trust in the Islamic Republic.  We request the people to stay calm and not to provoke the government agents.

The regime is cracking open a little.

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