The World Awaits

Obama: 'Stop Unjust Actions'

In a statement issued today, President Obama made a measured and slightly restrained call for the government of Iran to halt the increased violence in the country. "The Iranian government must understand that the world is watching," read the statement, which also stated the government must “stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people." Although he did not make an overt reference to the election being stolen by Ahmadinejad, Obama did hint toward a “truth” that will emerge: "Martin Luther King once said—'The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.' I believe that. The international community believes that. And right now, we are bearing witness to the Iranian peoples' belief in that truth, and we will continue to bear witness," said the president.