Protests Continue in Iran, Could Civil War Be Next?

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More than three weeks after Iran's disputed presidential election, the regime continues to crack down on dissenters, while pointing fingers at the West. Clerics are split about what to do, protesters show no signs of giving up, and the Republican Guard has taken over control of the nation's security. Are Iran's rulers losing their hold on power? Should President Obama step up criticism of the regime? Is civil war on the horizon? Also, the world and the Michael Jackson memorial, and Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson has apologized for being an early supporter of her predecessor, Charles Taylor. So why is the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission calling for her to be banned from office? Sara Terry guest hosts.


Banner image: Students demonstrate in the center of Tehran 10 July 1999, following overnight violent clashes that erupted between Iranian security forces and students protesting tough new press restrictions. Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Christian Bordal