French President Nicolas Sarkozy said the statement by G8 leaders "shows the unity of the G8 against the situation in Iran."
The G8 statement, seen by The Associated Press, said G8 leaders "deplore post-electoral violence, which led to the loss of lives of Iranian civilians." The leaders also "condemn the declarations of President (Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad denying the Holocaust."
The statement also criticizes restrictions on the media.
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