Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn in Wednesday for his second term as the president of of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
In his inauguration speech before parliament, Ahmadinejad appealed for national unity and denounced foreign interference.
He focused on foreign policy, saying he would make it "stronger and with more effective new plans." The president urged for unity and said, "We should join hands as we move forward to fulfill our goals."
Ahmadinejad did not directly address the massive street demonstrations against his proclaimed election victory, but said his government would "resist any violation of law and interference."
"We will not remain silent, we will not tolerate disrespect, interference and insults," he said.
Meanwhile, Iranian authorities made a surprising announcement. They said they will bring charges against members of the Iranian security forces who have been accused of killing or torturing anti-government protesters.
At least 30 people are known to have been killed, and hundreds detained, but some say those numbers are actually much higher.