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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-06-11

US President Barack Obama urged the world to support the Iranian people in their fight for "freedom, justice and dignity" in a statement on Thursday, on the eve of the first anniversary of the violent demonstrations triggered by disputed elections.

AFP - US President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the world to support the Iranian people in their fight for "freedom," one year after disputed elections triggered major demonstrations.
   

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Samantha Power, an adviser to Obama who focuses on human rights, read a statement in Obama's name at a reception by the National Endowment for Democracy honoring last year's protesters in Iran.
   
"It is the responsibility of all free people and free nations to make it clear that we are on the side of those who seek freedom, justice and dignity, as surely as hope and history are," Obama said in the statement.
   

"The courage of the Iranian people stands as an example to us and it challenges us to continue our efforts to bend the arch of history in the direction of justice," he said.
   
Power said the White House would later release the statement publicly.


 

Date created : 2010-06-11

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