June 15, 2009 / 12:33 PM / in 10 years

Merkel says signs of irregularities in Iran vote

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday there were signs of irregularities in Iran’s presidential election and urged a transparent examination of the results.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, Merkel said Germany was “very worried” about developments since the Iranian election and condemned a “wave of arrests” by the government.

“There are signs of irregularities,” she said.

Reporting by Andreas Moeser; Writing by Noah Barkin

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