- uploaded: Jun 15, 2013
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Sixty thousand polling stations have closed across Iran as the nation cast ballots to choose its new president. The election comes as the country is torn by the severe financial crisis and pressured by the international community over its nuclear program.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has already cast his vote, saying, "I recently heard that someone at the US National Security Council said 'we do not accept this election in Iran.'"
"We don't give a damn [what they think]," he stressed.
At the end of May, US Secretary of State John Kerry questioned the credibility of the Iranian presidential election, criticizing the disqualification of a few candidates and accusing Tehran of disrupting internet access.