THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
December 20, 2009
Statement on passing of Iranian cleric Grand
Ayatollah Montazeri by National Security Spokesman Mike Hammer
We express our condolences on the passing of Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Montazeri. He was known and internationally respected for his unwavering commitment to universal rights. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who seek to exercise the universal rights and freedoms that he so consistently advocated.
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