June 23rd, 2009
01:32 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama: video of woman shot in Tehran 'heartbreaking'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he has seen the widely-publicized video of a young Iranian woman - known as Neda - bleeding to death on a street in Tehran shortly after being shot by Iranian police last Saturday.

"It's heartbreaking," Obama said. "And I think anyone who sees it knows there's something fundamentally unjust about it."

The president made his remarks during a news conference at the White House.


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  1. Neville Chamberlain

    Best not to ruffle the Iranian government unnecessarily...

    June 23, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  2. Born Again Pagan

    The video of Neda, was one of the saddest things I've seen on the news in a long time. I wish the Iranian protestors the best and I will keep them in my prayers.

    June 23, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
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