U.S. VP urges Iranians to let the people march, speak out

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US Vice President Joe Biden has urged the Iranian government to let the people of Iran march and speak out.

“I say to our Iranian friends: let your people march, let your people speak, release your people from jail, let them have a voice,” Biden said.

The comments came on the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution and shortly after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned following massive protests aimed at bringing down his 30 years of rule.

They also came after Iran blocked access to the BBC’s Persian TV service due to its coverage of the revolt in Egypt, even as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad extolled the protest movement.

The United States slammed Tehran’s “hypocrisy” in blocking the broadcasts.

“The recent arrests [of opponents] and effort to block international media outlets underscores the hypocrisy of the Iranian leadership,” National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said.

“For all of its empty talk about Egypt, the government of Iran should allow the Iranian people the same universal right to peacefully assemble, demonstrate and communicate in Tehran that the people are exercising in Cairo.”

Meanwhile, at a rally to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Ahmadinejad hailed the Egyptian movement as a defeat for US interests in the Middle East.

“They [the United States] have adopted a friendly face and [are] saying, ‘We are friends of people of North Africa and Arab countries,’ but be watchful and united. You will be victorious,” he said, according to AFP. “[The] Iranian nation is your friend, and it is your right to freely choose your path. [The] Iranian nation backs this right of yours.”

Iran has no diplomatic ties with Egypt or the US.

News.com

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18 responses to “U.S. VP urges Iranians to let the people march, speak out”

  1. josephphdman Avatar
    josephphdman

    the people of iran should learn from egypt that they too could be free from this evil ignorant tyrant criminal regeme which was forced on them
    the iranian people are very well educated and deserve freedom of speach and freedom to vote and choose there leaders in a fair free democratic elections

    1. PROPHET.T Avatar

      Mr PHD not,
      I was waiting for you to congratulate the Egyptian people on their freedom of the tyrant. You always lecture everyone on democracy. Unless you still think that Mubarak is a “good man’,.lol

  2. josephphdman Avatar
    josephphdman

    the people of iran should learn from egypt that they too could be free from this evil ignorant tyrant criminal regeme which was forced on them
    the iranian people are very well educated and deserve freedom of speach and freedom to vote and choose there leaders in a fair free democratic elections

  3.  Avatar

    the people of iran should learn from egypt that they too could be free from this evil ignorant tyrant criminal regeme which was forced on them
    the iranian people are very well educated and deserve freedom of speach and freedom to vote and choose there leaders in a fair free democratic elections

    1. PROPHET.T Avatar

      Mr PHD not,
      I was waiting for you to congratulate the Egyptian people on their freedom of the tyrant. You always lecture everyone on democracy. Unless you still think that Mubarak is a “good man’,.lol

  4. hopefully they learned from their mistakes last time in 2009. it was really sad that so many of them were arrested or killed…

  5.  Avatar

    hopefully they learned from their mistakes last time in 2009. it was really sad that so many of them were arrested or killed…

  6. The Iranian regime time has come, their grip on power by killing and hanging their people will not deter the people will for freedom. The Lebanese people should never allow those Iranian to take over their country thru HA and Syria.

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    The Iranian regime time has come, their grip on power by killing and hanging their people will not deter the people will for freedom. The Lebanese people should never allow those Iranian to take over their country thru HA and Syria.

  8.  Avatar

    The Iranian regime time has come, their grip on power by killing and hanging their people will not deter the people will for freedom. The Lebanese people should never allow those Iranian to take over their country thru HA and Syria.

  9. josephphdman Avatar
    josephphdman

    this guy ahmadinijidad called death to america and wipe israel out of the map
    the un and the us should never let him make nuclear weaopens
    he is about one year way from having the nuclear bomb his plan is when they have it he will delive it to south lebanon where israel could be easily reach because a close distance and a suicide nuclear attacks against israel from the terrossist to wipe israel out of the map and then he hide behind the terrossist group and deny responsibilties for what happened because he is coward
    what would happen then next israel and the world would retaliate against lebanon instead of iran and they will nuke lebanon and it will be all over for lebanon will face complete destruction and will pay the heavy price again for crimes he never commited and a result of fight that was not lebanon,s fight

    1. PROPHET.T Avatar

      Mr. PHD not,

      Congratulations, you won!!!! You should be happy with this record-breaking achievement.

      One Paragraph, Eleven lines, and 151 words with no comma, or period.
      Not to mention all of your misspellings.
      You should be nominated for Guinness World Records award, lol
      I’m guessing that you received your PHD from the same institution, that Mubarak received his PHD ( in stuborness).

      1. It looks like your really bored who else would waste their time on yalibnan.com correcting someones english grammar. Looks like you hate democracy too, please go find a life theres plenty more stuff to do then correct someones grammar and count how many words a person wrote in a paragraph. LOL some prophet you are.

  10. josephphdman Avatar
    josephphdman

    this guy ahmadinijidad called death to america and wipe israel out of the map
    the un and the us should never let him make nuclear weaopens
    he is about one year way from having the nuclear bomb his plan is when they have it he will delive it to south lebanon where israel could be easily reach because a close distance and a suicide nuclear attacks against israel from the terrossist to wipe israel out of the map and then he hide behind the terrossist group and deny responsibilties for what happened because he is coward
    what would happen then next israel and the world would retaliate against lebanon instead of iran and they will nuke lebanon and it will be all over for lebanon will face complete destruction and will pay the heavy price again for crimes he never commited and a result of fight that was not lebanon,s fight

    1. PROPHET.T Avatar

      Mr. PHD not,

      Congratulations, you won!!!! You should be happy with this record-breaking achievement.

      One Paragraph, Eleven lines, and 151 words with no comma, or period.
      Not to mention all of your misspellings.
      You should be nominated for Guinness World Records award, lol
      I’m guessing that you received your PHD from the same institution, that Mubarak received his PHD ( in stuborness).

      1. It looks like your really bored who else would waste their time on yalibnan.com correcting someones english grammar. Looks like you hate democracy too, please go find a life theres plenty more stuff to do then correct someones grammar and count how many words a person wrote in a paragraph. LOL some prophet you are.

  11.  Avatar

    this guy ahmadinijidad called death to america and wipe israel out of the map
    the un and the us should never let him make nuclear weaopens
    he is about one year way from having the nuclear bomb his plan is when they have it he will delive it to south lebanon where israel could be easily reach because a close distance and a suicide nuclear attacks against israel from the terrossist to wipe israel out of the map and then he hide behind the terrossist group and deny responsibilties for what happened because he is coward
    what would happen then next israel and the world would retaliate against lebanon instead of iran and they will nuke lebanon and it will be all over for lebanon will face complete destruction and will pay the heavy price again for crimes he never commited and a result of fight that was not lebanon,s fight

    1. PROPHET.T Avatar

      Mr. PHD not,

      Congratulations, you won!!!! You should be happy with this record-breaking achievement.

      One Paragraph, Eleven lines, and 151 words with no comma, or period. Not to mention all of your misspellings.
      You should be nominated for Guinness World Records award, lol

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