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The face-off continues between the hard-line Islamist regime and protesters who resent the allegedly fraudulent results of Iran's presidential election on Friday, June 12. The death toll may be as high as 150, and hundreds have been injured as the world awaits the outcome of a domestic conflict that could quickly explode -- or alternatively be quashed.

Voices of Iran

Israel eyes response of Iran’s supreme leader

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Israel eyes response of Iran’s supreme leader

In a speech on Friday, Iran's supreme leader blamed Americans, the British and Zionists for the turmoil in his country, and once again criticized the United States for its support of Israel. Ronen Bergman, one of Israel's leading investigative journalists, discusses the Israeli government's take on the current showdown in Iran.

Posted: June 19, 2009 13:07   Comments: 38
Iran dust-up

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Iran dust-up

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian comes to the defense of U.S. President Barack Obama's response to the turmoil in Iran, which has thus far been measured. Critics say Obama has not come out strongly enough in support of Iranian protesters.

Posted: June 19, 2009 11:23   Comments: 1
Iran’s “Twitter Revolution” — myth or reality?

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Iran’s “Twitter Revolution” — myth or reality?

Social networking sites like Twitter have become important tools of communication as Iran has cracked down on news organizations trying to cover protests over disputed presidential election results. But is Iran really experiencing a "Twitter Revolution?" Social media expert Gaurav Mishra discusses the role of Twitter in the election's aftermath.

Posted: June 18, 2009 19:14   Comments: 11
Iran seeks political solution as post-election turmoil deepens

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Iran seeks political solution as post-election turmoil deepens

In Iran on Thursday, hundreds of thousands turned out to mourn those killed during days of protests surrounding the country’s disputed presidential election. An anonymous journalist in Iran describes the climate on the ground, and Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York discusses how the unrest will play out.

Posted: June 18, 2009 15:24   Comments: 0
Iran accuses U.S. of interfering in election aftermath

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Iran accuses U.S. of interfering in election aftermath

For days, U.S. President Barack Obama has been careful not to say much about the crisis in Iran, lest the United States be accused of meddling. But on Wednesday, Iran said America is guilty of "intolerable" interference. Suzanne DiMaggio of The Asia Society discusses the accusation and the flow of information from Iran.

Posted: June 17, 2009 14:57   Comments: 5
Iran to conduct partial recount as protests turn deadly

Interview (video)

Iran to conduct partial recount as protests turn deadly

Four days after Iran's disputed presidential election, the Islamic leadership said on Tuesday that it will conduct at least a partial recount. Geneive Abdo of The Century Foundation discusses the recount, how continued protests will play out and the long-term impact on the Iranian political landscape.

Posted: June 16, 2009 15:51   Comments: 2
An open letter to President Obama on Iran

Perspectives

An open letter to President Obama on Iran

U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced "deep concerns" over accusations of election fraud in Iran, but has refused to denounce the election. In an open letter to Obama, Worldfocus contributing blogger Nader Uskowi critiques his response to the turmoil in Iran.

Posted: June 16, 2009 13:47   Comments: 4
Protests over alleged election fraud continue in Iran

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Protests over alleged election fraud continue in Iran

Iran's supreme leader has ordered an investigation into claims of fraud in the country's recent presidential election. Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York discusses the election results and how this complicates U.S. President Barack Obama's desire to start a dialogue.

Posted: June 15, 2009 15:00   Comments: 3
Week in review: Iranian election and N. Korean leadership

Week in Review

Week in review: Iranian election and N. Korean leadership

Carol Giacomo of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine discuss the top stories of the week. They look at the election in Iran and changing leadership in North Korea, where two American journalists were also sentenced to 12 years of hard labor earlier this week.

Posted: June 12, 2009 18:11   Comments: 4
Iranians pull election lever en masse

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Iranians pull election lever en masse

Today, Iranians exercise their right to vote in a hotly contested election that pits incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against three opponents. Due to heavy turnout, voting has been extended several hours, and tallies will begin coming in throughout the night.

Posted: June 12, 2009 13:23   Comments: 0
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