President Obama's Tougher Talk on Iran

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

In his speech yesterday, President Obama condemned what he called the Iranian authorities' “unjust suppression” of protests against the contested election that returned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's to power. President Obama added that the world had been appalled and outraged by the threats, beatings and imprisonments, and mourned the loss of innocent lives. It was the strongest statement the president has made on the crisis in Iran; there hasn't been an official Iranian reaction yet. For more, we turn to Baqer Moin, the former head of the BBC's Persian service, and author of Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah.


Baqer Moin

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