Esperemos que venha a ser esta a orientação da Casa Branca liderada (?) por Obama perante os acontecimentos de hoje em Teerão.
Se bem que, dados os antecedentes de Junho de 2009 - altura em que Obama optou por se abster de apoiar as manifestações a posição -, e, mais recentemente, as reviravoltas perante os acontecimentos no Egipto [http://nadadistoenovo.blogspot.com/2011/02/professor-de-historia-comenta-actuacao.html, http://nadadistoenovo.blogspot.com/2011/02/administracao-obama-incompetente-no.html e http://nadadistoenovo.blogspot.com/2011/02/obama-extrema-esquerda-norte-americana.html], não se pode ter muita esperança.
Photo by: AP
WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday expressed support for the tens of thousands of protesters in Iran's capital, saying they "deserve to have the same rights that they saw being played out in Egypt and are part of their own birthright."Read more at www.jpost.com
Speaking to reporters after meeting House Speaker John Boehner, Clinton said she and others in [US President] Barack Obama's administration "very clearly and directly support the aspirations of the people who are in the streets" of Tehran.
Dozens of Iranian opposition supporters arrested in Tehran
Calls for reform intensify throughout Arab world
Barak: Egyptian events not like ’79 Iranian Revolution
She spoke of the "hypocrisy" of the Iranian government that hailed the protests in Egypt but has tried to suppress opposition at home.She said there "needs to be a commitment to open up the political system, to hear the voices of the opposition and civil society."
Clinton's comments come after security forces arrested dozens of Iranian opposition supporters Monday while they were taking part in a banned rally in Tehran to support popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, an Iranian opposition website said.
"Witnesses say in some parts of Tehran security forces arrested dozens of protesters," opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi's Kaleme website reported.