Clinton ‘waiting and watching’ what Iranians decide
Election protest, Tehran, June 13, 2009 During remarks with Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon on Saturday morning while in Niagara Falls, Canada, Secretary Clinton said the following regarding Iran’s June 12 presidential elections: We are monitoring the situation as it unfolds in Iran. But we, like the rest of the world, are waiting and watching to ...
We are monitoring the situation as it unfolds in Iran.
But we, like the rest of the world, are waiting and watching to see what the Iranian people decide. The United States has refrained from commenting on the election in Iran. We obviously hope that the outcome reflects the genuine will and desire of the Iranian people.
Lawrence, on the other hand, did comment on the election, saying, “Canada is deeply concerned by reports of voting irregularities in the Iranian election. We’re troubled by reports of intimidation of opposition candidates’ offices by security forces.”
Sounds like Clinton is being more cautious in her remarks, in contrast to the bold, outspoken Clinton we’ve seen earlier this year.
(In the photo above, a riot police officer sprays tear gas at a stick-wielding supporter of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran on June 13.)
Photo: OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI/AFP/Getty Images
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