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.