| GEO World|
| Khamenei says Iran protests must end|
| Updated at: 0103 PST, Saturday, June 20, 2009|
TEHRAN: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday demanded an end to street protests over last week's disputed presidential election, siding with declared winner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Making his first public appearance after daily demonstrations against the results, he ruled out any major fraud in the election and warned that defeated candidates would be held to account over any renewed violence on the streets.
"The people have chosen whom they wanted," Khamenei said in a sermon at the main weekly prayers in Tehran.