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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.