President Obama Condemns Iranian Crackdown on Protesters

US President Barack Obama has condemned the Iranian government's attempts to quell recent protests, in which eight people have been killed.

He said the "iron fist of brutality" had been used to silence protesters, calling the actions of officials an "unjust suppression".

Obama said that the US will support protesters during the “extraordinary events.”

He made the comments after at least eight people were killed in clashes between security forces and demonstrators that broke out during the protests in Tehran on Sunday.

The Tehran police headquarters said that the police forces neither used violence nor fired a single bullet on Sunday.