Today's New York Times reports that the Iranian government has engaged in "an epidemic" of arrests in advance of the 31st anniversary of the Iranian Revolution tomorrow. The crackdown is designed to head off opposition street protests. For more on the situation inside Iran, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Ervand Abrahamian.
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Iran -- and the stalemate over its nuclear program -- is an issue most analysts believe will be one of the top foreign policy stories in 2010. Martin Savidge is joined by Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York and Arang Keshavarzian of New York University.
Large-scale political violence has returned to the streets of Tehran, but foreign media have been banned by the Iranian government from covering the protests. Post-election protests are now in their sixth month, and demonstrators are now frequently attacking Basiji security forces. For more on the situation in Iran, Martin Savidge interviews Ervand Abrahamian.
Today, a funeral for Hossein Ali Montazeri, an 87-year-old dissident Iranian cleric, turned into a massive protest against the Iranian authorities. Ervand Abrahamian, a professor of history at the City University of New York, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the significance of the protests. And, Nazanine Sadri of Al Jazeera English reports on Montazeri's life.
The international standoff with Iran over its nuclear ambitions seemed to go from bad to worse today, as the country test-fired a new version of its longest-range Sajjil-2 missile -- capable of reaching Israel, U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf and parts of Europe. This drew quick reaction from western governments. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Ervand Abrahamian.
Iran's announcement that it will build ten more uranium processing facilities drew a range of reactions today. Yet Iran itself was saying that a "diplomatic opportunity" is still possible. For more on Iran and its nuclear ambitions Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York.
Ervand Abrahamian, a distinguished professor of history at the City University of New York, joins Martin Savidge to discuss today's UN watchdog agency's rebuke of Iran. He argues that the censure reflects an unusual degree of international unity and strengthens the threat of further sanctions against Iran.
Though the protests in Iran were overwhelmingly peaceful, the Iranian authorities are accusing many demonstrators of carrying out bombings and attacking Basiji paramilitary forces. Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York discusses the impending trials of those detained.
In Iran, tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Tehran once again on Friday. Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York discusses the current situation in Iran and a shakeup in the country's nuclear program.
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.