The US waited until the regime abducted Green Movement leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi before speaking out forcefully for Iranian people’s rights.
President Obama is still notably quiet, but an underling, National Security Council spokesman Tony Vietor, issued a statement in which the US ”strongly condemns the Iranian government’s organized intimidation campaign and arrests of political figures, human rights defenders, political activists, student leaders, journalists and bloggers.”
The NSC spokesman accused the regime of blocking Internet and satellite communications.
“The United States and the world will continue to bear witness to the Iranian government’s blatant violation of the universal rights of its citizens and its ongoing hypocrisy,” Vietor said in comments carried in the Los Angeles Times. “The Iranian government should allow active dialogue among its citizens, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly without fear.”
IranChannel.org has learned from senior administration officials that US policy is still to try to engage the Islamic Republic to keep the regime in talks about nuclear proliferation.