Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave his blessing to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, clearing the way for Ahmadinejad to be sworn in on Wednesday for a second term. But later, there were reports of new clashes in Iran between security forces and protesters who oppose Ahmadinejad.
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Susan Chira of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine discuss the week’s top stories: Continuing turbulence in Iran and this week's U.S. talks with both Israel and China.
In Iran on Thursday, a memorial for victims of the violence that followed last month's disputed elections turned into another day of protest by thousands of people. Afshin Molavi of the New America Foundation discusses the demonstrations and ongoing political turmoil.
Worldfocus contributor Dwight Bashir writes that while the spotlight on the mistreatment of Iran's post-election protesters is vital, it is just as important that the same level of attention be given to those who suffered a similar fate long before the elections took place.
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.
A Worldfocus contributor describes the cheers and boos at a protest in Iran on Friday. One of the country’s top religious leaders, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, expressed new doubts about the results of the recent presidential election.
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.
It's been almost three weeks since the disputed presidential election in Iran. Worldfocus contributing blogger Sanaz Arjomand is in Iran and voted for opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi. Some of her family members, though, are ardent Ahmadinejad supporters -- leading to heated debates in this Iranian home.
Susan Chira of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine discuss the week's top stories: As the post-election protests wind down in Iran, the authorities seem to be getting their way, while in Iraq, a new round of violence is sweeping the country as American troops pull back.
Opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi continues to criticize Iran's leadership and on Thursday vowed to pursue his challenge to the election. The declared winner, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, spoke out as well, aiming his criticism at the United States. Arang Keshavarzian of New York University discusses what form protests may take in coming days.