Today, President Obama accused the Islamic Republic of violating “universal norms, international norms.”
“The violence perpetrated against them [Iranian people] is outrageous,” said the president. “And despite the government’s efforts to keep the world from bearing witness to that violence, we see it, and we condemn it.”
Obama also praised the bravery of Iranian people and called it “a testament to their enduring pursuit of justice.”
President Obama said that the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, should “think carefully about the obligations he owes to his own people. And he might want to consider looking at the families of those who’ve been beaten or shot or detained.”
Obama also raised doubts about dialogue with Iran under the current political uncertainty in Tehran.