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Obama Responds to Khamanei

Last updated: 07/31/2020 08:00 | 06/19/2009 11:32
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Thomas Dixon

With a potential crackdown looming, President Obama tells CBS (via Nico Pitney):

And I’m very concerned based on some of the tenor — and tone of the statements that have been made — that the government of Iran recognize that the world is watching. And how they approach and deal with people who are, through peaceful means, trying to be heard will, I think, send a pretty clear signal to the international community about what Iran is and — and is not.

That continues the rhetorical move toward clarifying that only one side is responsible for the violence, but Obama frames it in a fairly nonconfrontational way here.

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