Ahmadinejad Sworn in for Second Term as President Following Contested Election Results

With his adversaries shunning the ceremony and with security forces on the streets, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn into office for a second term Wednesday, almost two months after elections that divided the nation and sparked Iran’s deepest crisis since the Islamic Revolution 30 years ago.

Amid ongoing opposition to Iran's disputed election, former presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi says the vote and its 'bitter aftermath' have led to a "treasured achievement" for the nation.

"There is a treasured achievement in the [post-vote] events," said Mousavi, who has emerged as the leader of the opposition after losing to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.