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Clinton Denounces Iran's 'Hypocrisy'

No mincing words like we did with Egypt: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday the U.S. “very clearly and directly” supports protesters in Iran, who took to the streets Monday for the first time since December 2009. "What we see happening in Iran today is a testament to the courage of the Iranian people, and an indictment of the hypocrisy of the Iranian regime—a regime which over the last three weeks has constantly hailed what went on in Egypt," she said. At least one protester was shot dead in Tehran—The Guardian says opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi’s website identifies the deceased as 26-year-old student Sane Jaleh. Mousavi was placed under house arrest Monday to prevent him from attending the demonstrations.