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Saturday, 26 February, 2000, 14:24 GMT
Iranian president sounds election win caution



The Iranian President, Mohammed Khatami, has warned the West that the reformist victory in Iran's general election does not mean the country will abandon its principles.

President Khatami - himself a reformist - said the result was a sign of the Iranian people's political maturity, but the nation would not lose sight of its goals on the basis of what he called the wishes and delusions of others.

The last results to be declared were from Teheran, where all but one of the thirty seats were taken by reformists.

In the outgoing parliament at least two-thirds of the Teheran seats were held by conservatives.

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