June 24, 2009
Posted: 1800 GMT
Today, we've had eyewitness telephone interviews, grainy, shaky amateur video posted online of demonstrators chanting "Death to the dictator," and reports from news agancies. We are using imperfect tools to draw as clear a picture as we can of what is happening today in Iran.
What is clear is that some demonstrators (numbers uncertain and unconfirmed) have taken to the streets today, defying government orders to stay home. We know there has been violence, but cannot confirm how intense the crackdown was or how badly anyone was hurt.
We are working hard on getting the latest out of Iran and will bring it to you on the show today.
Also today, more shocking violence in Iraq a few days before U.S. troops are due to pull out from cities under a security agreement made with the Iraqi government.
Staying in the Middle East, we'll explore the significance of the U.S's decision to send an ambassador to Syria, re-establishing full diplomatic relations with Damascus for the first time in four years.
This is in keeping with Barack Obama's policy of engagement with the region, but could it also be a way of appeasing Syria and discouraging it from getting closer to Iran? We'll ask that question.
We'll also discuss reports that lawyers for 9-11 victims have gathered documents that show evidence of considerable financial support for terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda. An expert on the question will join us live at the half hour.
Plus the rest of the day's top stories from the world of business, weather and sport.
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