The United States says it is monitoring the situation closely regarding
Iran's controversial presidential election, including reports of voting
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says the U.S. is impressed by the
"vigorous debate and enthusiasm" the election generated, particularly
among young Iranians.
Speaking Saturday in Canada, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
said the United States hopes the outcome of the Iranian election
reflects the "genuine will and desire of the Iranian people." She said
like the rest of the world, the U.S. is waiting and watching to see
what the Iranian people decide.
Standing alongside Clinton, Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon
said his country is "deeply concerned" with reports of voting
irregularities in Iran. He called on Iranian authorities to conduct a
"fair and transparent" counting of the ballots.