June 19, 2009 / 7:11 PM / in 10 years

Iran protests extraordinary, courageous: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The massive protest in Iran over the outcome of that country’s election is an extraordinary and courageous event that has surprised many, the White House said on Friday.

“I think you’re definitely witnessing something extraordinary,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters.

“I’m not sure that anybody even a week ago or so would have expected to see the courageous images that we’re seeing now,” Gibbs said.

Reporting by Ross Colvin and Doug Palmer; editing by Jackie Frank

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