Could Continuing Protests Lead to Civil War in Iran?

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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. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, guest host Sara Terry asks if Iran's rulers are losing their hold on power, whether President Obama should step up criticism of the regime and if there's civil war on the horizon. Also, an update on today's star-studded memorial to Michael Jackson, who died just over a week ago here in Los Angeles.


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

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Sara Terry