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Protesters clash with police in Iran

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Tens of thousands of Iranians hold up a huge Iranian flag as they march in Azadi Square in southwestern Tehran to mark the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution on February 11, 2010. AFP/Getty Images

Massive crowds turned out to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Iran, and to hear President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad deliver a speech about the country’s greatness and plans to expand its nuclear program. Meanwhile, opposition leaders say security forces squashed anti-government demonstrators in Tehran and elsewhere. How much political traction does Ahmedinejad have in Iran? And what will his nuclear enrichment plans mean for global security?

Guests:


Borzou Daragahi, Middle East Correspondent, Los Angeles Times, reporting from Tehran

Jim Walsh, International security expert at Security Studies Program, MIT

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