Obama on Neda: It's heartbreaking

President Obama said Tuesday that he has seen the video footage of Neda - the Iranian woman that was shot during demonstrations last weekend.

Obama was asked about Neda during his news conference on Tuesday. He said he has seen the footage, which in many ways has become the visual image of the post election protests in Iran.

"It's heartbreaking," Obama said. "It's, uh, It's heartbreaking."

Anyone who has seen those images, Obama said, sees that "there is something fundamentally unjust" about the crackdown on dissenters.

"I have concern about how peaceful demonstrators and people who want their votes counted may be stifled from expressing those concerns," Obama said.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com

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