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People are being killed and beaten in the streets of Tehran and all over Iran, and we should stand up for them. The way we stood up for the Polish workers in Gdansk, the way we stood up for the people of the Czechoslovakia in the Prague Spring and we have stood up for freedom in every part of the world.
— John McCain on 2009 Iran Presidential Elections / June 21, 2009
I'm disappointed. It is an American principle ever since our founding that we are dedicated to the principle that all are created equal and the fact is they have the right to free elections and to select their leadership.
— John McCain on 2009 Iran Presidential elections / June 21, 2009
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 the world is watching. We stand behind those who are seeking justice in a peaceful way.
— Barack Obama on the trouble that broke after announcing the results of Iran Presidential Elections / June 20, 2009
They [Israelis] think that the Islamic republic is similar to Georgia. [They] don't know the people of Iran.
— Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warning foreign countries against interfering in Iran's affairs / June 19, 2009
If the demonstrators imagine that they an pressure the regime and change its ways, then they are wrong.
— Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on the massive street protests after the announcement of June 12 Iran Presidential elections / June 19, 2009
There is a difference of 11 million votes. How can one rig them?
— Ayatollah Ali Khamenei believes the Iran elections is not rigged / June 19, 2009
If you retreat, they attack; if you attack they retreat.
— Mahmoud Ahmadinejad comparing Iran's enemies as dogs / May 23, 2009