The United States respects the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran and is not interfering with Iran's affairs. Some in Iran - some in the Iranian government, in particular, are trying to avoid that debate by accusing the United States and others in the West of instigating protests over the election. These accusations are patently false.
---------Barack Obama, Washington Post, June 23, 2009
Never believe anything until it's officially denied.
---------Claud Cockburn, father of U.S. journalist Alexander Cockburn