WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday said Iran's government is
showing it is scared of the will of its people by cracking down on
opposition leaders and blocking international media outlets in the wake
of Egypt's uprising.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the Iranian government should allow the Iranian people to demonstrate and assemble peacefully.
government of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has clamped down on
its opposition, even as it has cheered the uprising in Egypt.
said the government in Teheran is arresting opponents, blocking
international media outlets and turning off the Internet. He said
Ahmadinejad's crackdown "speaks volumes to the grip they have or lack
thereof on the popular beliefs of their own people."