This is the statement released Saturday by President Obama on Iran:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2011
Statement by National Security Advisor Tom Donilon on Iran
By announcing that they will not allow opposition protests, the Iranian government has declared illegal for Iranians what it claimed was noble for Egyptians. We call on the government of Iran to allow the Iranian people the universal right to peacefully assemble, demonstrate and communicate that’s being exercised in Cairo.
This would have been admirable two years ago when the people were being shot in the streets as they protested. Too bad President Obama and his team haven't realized that those protests were squashed, the people shot, killed, or arrested and no better off.
Too little, too late.