Iranian President Ahmadinejad Begins Second Term

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad starts his second four-year term as President of Iran. In today's inaugural address, Ahmadinejad called for "a national will" and "national resolve." He told his audience, "We need to join forces."  As if to dramatize the moment, major reformers, including a faction of parliament, boycotted the ceremony. Outside on the streets of Tehran, opposition protesters were vastly outnumbered by riot police.

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Guests:
Borzou Daragahi - BuzzFeed News - @borzou, Reza Aslan - University of California, Riverside - @rezaaslan‎, Suzanne Maloney - Brookings Institution - @MaloneySuzanne, Mohsen Milani - Professor of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner