White House Respects Iran Election, Congratulates Iranian People
The Weekly Standard – In a statement, press secretary Jay Carney says the U.S. respects the Iranian election and congratulates the Iranian people.
“We have seen the announcement by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran that Hojjatoleslam Doctor Hassan Rouhani has been declared the winner of Iran’s presidential election. We respect the vote of the Iranian people and congratulate them for their participation in the political process, and their courage in making their voices heard. Yesterday’s election took place against the backdrop of a lack of transparency, censorship of the media, Internet, and text messages, and an intimidating security environment that limited freedom of expression and assembly. However, despite these government obstacles and limitations, the Iranian people were determined to act to shape their future,” says Carney, in a statement released by the White House.