Obama Condemns Iran Goverment's 'Unjust Actions'
Tuesday, June 23, 2009; 1:41 PM
President Obama is holding a news conference at the White House, which sent out his opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, bluntly condemning the government of Iran: Today, I want to start by addressing three issues, and then I'll take your questions. First, I'd like to say a few words about the situation in Iran. The United States and the international community have been appalled and outraged by the threats, beatings, and imprisonments of the last few days. I strongly condemn these unjust actions, and I join with the American people in mourning each and every innocent life that is lost. I have made it clear that the United States respects the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and is not at all interfering in Iran's affairs. But we must also bear witness to the courage and dignity of the Iranian people, and to a remarkable opening within Iranian