In an interview with CBS News' Harry Smith, President Obama said he is "very concerned" with the thrust of the statements made today by Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei supporting the country's disputed election results.
“And I'm very concerned based on some of the tenor -- and tone of the statements that have been made -- that the government of Iran recognize that the world is watching," the president told Smith. "And how they approach and deal with people who are, through peaceful means, trying to be heard will, I think, send a pretty clear signal to the international community about what Iran is and -- and is not.”
CBS News Exclusive: Obama "Very Concerned" At Ayatollah's Comments
IMO -- this is the right thing to say and the right time to say it. He understands the complicated situation in a Theocracy and walked the right line here. A little bit more, a little bit earlier? Perhaps. But to overshoot on this one would have potentially caused more problems then doing what he's done--playing his cards close to the vest.
I think I got the right BN format this time.