Wednesday, August 5, 2009

White House Spokesman: Misspoken on Ahmadinejad

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said today he had misspoken when calling Mr. Ahmadinejad Iran's elected leader. Gibbs said Washington believes that the Iranian people should decide whether the election was fair. Gibbs made the comments onboard Air Force One.

"Let me correct a little bit of what I said yesterday. I denoted that Mr Ahmadinejad was the elected leader of Iran. I would say that's not for me to pass judgment on.

"He's been inaugurated. That's a fact. Whether any election was fair, obviously the Iranian people still have questions about that, and we'll let them decide about that."

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