The situation in Iran is deteriorating. One side claims the presidential elections were stolen. The other side claims foreign powers are fueling the uprising. Meanwhile, there is a deafening silence from the United Nations.
What is the truth about the situation in Iran?
Who really won the presidential elections?
What is the reality on the ground?
Why is the UN silent on Iran?
Update, Friday, June 26, 2009:
After 10 days of silence on the situation in Iran, after 10 days of violence against protesters that lead to many deaths on the streets of Tehran; the United Nations Secretary General issued this meek statement on Monday, June 22, 2009:
"The Secretary-General has been following with growing concern the situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran and is dismayed by the post-election violence, particularly the use of force against civilians, which has led to the loss of life and injuries. He calls on the authorities to respect fundamental civil and political rights, especially the freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and freedom of information. The situation in Iran is of concern to the international community, and the Secretary-General calls on the Government and the opposition to resolve peacefully their differences through dialogue and legal means. He urges an immediate stop to the arrests, threats and use of force. The Secretary-General reiterates his hope that the democratic will of the people of Iran will be fully respected."
Please share your views and your photos of the situation on the ground in Iran.
M. Alaadin A. Morsy
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