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

Obama: video of woman shot in Tehran 'heartbreaking'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/23/art.obama.gi.jpg caption="President Obama called the video of an Iranian woman bleeding to death on a street 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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soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. TT

    It's worse than that. She didn't bleed to death. She drowned in her own blood as her lungs filled. Those people over there are uncivilized. Too bad Iran doesn't have a 2nd Amendment so they can fight back.

    June 23, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  2. Neville Chamberlain

    Best not to ruffle the Iranian government unnecessarily...

    June 23, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  3. 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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