Obama to Iran : stop all violent and unjust actions

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On a statement last Saturday, US President Barack Obama had called on Iran to “stop all violent and unjust actions to its own people”, despite the current turmoil surrounding the region due to its electoral tensions.

Obama pointed out that if the Iranian government wanted the respect of its people, it would have to earn that through consentive government, not coercion, probably referring to Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei‘s ultimatum to end all protests over the disputed presidential election.

“The Iranian government must understand that the world is watching. We mourn each and every innocent life that is lost,” Obama said in the statement. “The universal rights to assembly and free speech must be respected, and the United States stands with all who seek to exercise those rights.”

Many supporters gathered in Los Angeles, New York and outside the White House in support of Obama’s public statement.