Protests in Iran Mark 31 Years Since Revolution

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses tens of thousands of Iranians gathered in Azadi (Freedom) Square in southwestern Tehran to mark the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution (Getty Images)

Today is the 31st anniversary of the Iranian revolution, and to mark that date, Iranians took to the streets in protest this morning. For a look at the challenges - both internal and external - that Iran is facing, we're joined by Stephen Kinzer, author of "All The Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror" and a forthcoming book"Reset: Itan, Turkey and America's future."

We also speak to Akbar, a resident of Tehran who requested that we don't use his surname. He tells us what it's like this morning in Tehran.

Guests:

Akbar - and Stephen Kinzer

Produced by:

Noel King

Comments [1]

Charles Schlittler

Who IS Stephen Kinzer??....and why isn't he more noted? In the 10 or so minutes I listened to him, he made more sense wrt Iran/U.S. interaction -and the best way to achieve American goals in the region- than one normally hears in a year.

I hope the whiz kids in the White House and in Foggy Bottom listen to him.

Feb. 11 2010 01:33 PM

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