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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 12, 2011
Statement by National Security Advisor Tom Donilon on Iran
By announcing that they will not allow opposition protests, the Iranian government has declared illegal for Iranians what it claimed was noble for Egyptians. We call on the government of Iran to allow the Iranian people the universal right to peacefully assemble, demonstrate and communicate that’s being exercised in Cairo.