Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Obama condemns 'unjust' Iran

"Obama said the international community was "appalled and outraged" by what he said were the "threats, beatings, and imprisonments" of demonstrators."

"I have made it clear that the United States respects the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and is not interfering in Iran's affairs,'' he said during a news conference at the White House on Tuesday."

"But we must also bear witness to the courage and dignity of the Iranian people, and to a remarkable opening within Iranian society. And we deplore violence against innocent civilians anywhere that it takes place.''

"At least 19 people have been killed in post-election clashes across Iran between protesters and riot police and paramilitaries."

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