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US Eyeing Reports of Voting Irregularities in Iran


The United States says it is monitoring the situation closely regarding Iran's controversial presidential election, including reports of voting irregularities.

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.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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