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July 17, 2009
Protesters return to Iran’s streets following Friday prayers

In Iran, tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Tehran once again on Friday. They called on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to resign and were met by police and militiamen who fired tear gas.

At Friday prayers, one of the country’s top religious leaders — Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, himself a former president — voiced new doubts about the results of the recent presidential election, which returned Ahmadinejad to power. He said those doubts “are now consuming us.”

Ervand Abrahamian, a distinguished professor of history at the City University of New York, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the current situation in Iran and a shakeup in the country’s nuclear program.

For more, view our Voices of Iran extended coverage page and listen to our online radio show on Baha’i faith and modern Iran.

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Unfortunately – in this crisis no matter who wins Iran, democracy and freedom loses…

Mousavi and Ahmedinejad are cut from the same radical, Islamist cloth.


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