In the wake of a massive street protest by opposition supporters, and the deaths of at least seven people, Iran’s top legislative body has said it will carry out a recount of the vote in the county’s disputed election, if it finds irregularities.

But will the Guardian Council’s announcement make a difference?

Mehrdad Khonsari, a former Iranian diplomat, told Al Jazeera that although the Council’s announcement is significant, it may not be enough to satisfy the opposition or even the Iranian people as a whole.