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June 25, 2009
Posted: 1818 GMT

Hello everyone,

Iran continues to dominate the headlines today, as we sift through videos, interviews and reports from our sources on the ground to bring you the latest on the election fallout.

Our Iran desk is monitoring messages posted on opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Moussavi, who is continuing to call on his supporters to protest. We are hearing that the streets of Tehran are much calmer today, and that it seems the fear of reprisals and the lack of a clear organized opposition campaign may be discouraging rallies.

We'll talk with Reza Sayah, just back from Tehran and we will connect with our Iran desk crew here at the CNN Center.

Also on the show, we'll talk live to Michael Ware in Baghdad on the latest string of deadly bombings there, designed to create as much chaos as possible leading up to the June 30th deadline for US troops to pull out of Iraqi cities.

Plus, we have a live report from Argentina on the story of an American governor forced to admit he cheated on his wife with a woman who lives in Buenos Aires. Mark Sanford of South Carolina was a rising star in the Republican party and this is precisely the kind of scandal the party doesn't need as it tries to regroup after its 2008 election defeat.

And after yesterday's shock US win against Spain at the Confed Cup, we'll monitor the Brazil-South Africa match and bring you all the results live.

See you on TV!

Hala

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rostam   June 25th, 2009 6:52 pm ET

President Obama tries to be a good president by not to be George Bush.
This will not work.
He encourages psychopaths who are in power in Iran
Those people are behind most bomb attacks in Iraq and elsewhere.
It is first now that thanks to internet you could see innocent faces like Neda in blood. But this started in 1980. Many girls from the faculty I went in Tehran were executed in Evin Prison with no eyes but the killers at them.

Andreas   June 25th, 2009 7:24 pm ET

I blame, without proof, the Iranian government for trying to "wag the dog" by fueling the terror conflict between the shias and sunnis in Iraq, hence putting the U.S. intervention in Iraq in bad light.

Remember that the Iraqis (Saddam Hussein) and the U.S. were allies and sworn enemies to the Iranians ever since the Embassy incident and the Revolution in 1979 through the Iran-Iraq war. I claim this conflict is living today through Iranian (shia) sponsored terror groups versus Hesbollah (sunni) terror groups, the latter that could have bombed the Khominei tomb in Teheran last week.

I have no proof whatsoever but, the theory should be investigated somehow.

Take Care!

m.m   June 25th, 2009 8:01 pm ET

Thanks hala for covering Iran story every night. I am an Iranian student in India. I really wish I was in Iran now so I could participate in those demonstration. as an Iranian I really feel responsible to do something though I am not living there.
It's really painful to see what is happening now. It's heart breaking. i can not watch the videos from Iran any more. it makes me sick to death. I think Iranians deserve better.
I personaly think this might be a last chance for the people of Iran to get their riht back. some thing good should come out of this other wise all those blood of all the inoccent people who got killed in the last 10 days in Iran will go to waist.
if the protesters don't get their right back the atmospher of the country will be so depresing for the people as if there is no more air for them to breath.
we need freedom , we are human , we deserve to chose.
wish us luck.

m.m   June 25th, 2009 8:14 pm ET

Thanks hala for covering Iran story every night. I am an Iranian student in India. I really wish I was in Iran now so I could participate in those demonstration. as an Iranian I really feel responsible to do something though I am not living there.
It’s really painful to see what is happening now. It’s heart breaking. i can not watch the videos from Iran any more. it makes me sick to death. I think Iranians deserve better.
I personaly think this might be a last chance for the people of Iran to get their riht back. some thing good should come out of this other wise all those blood of all the inoccent people who got killed in the last 10 days in Iran will go to waist.
if the protesters don’t get their right back the atmospher of the country will be so depresing for the people as if there is no more air for them to breath.
we need freedom , we are human , we deserve to chose.
wish us luck.

john   June 26th, 2009 10:11 am ET

micheal death was a shocking news to me. i have known him since i was young the news was really shocking but even as we mourn the greatest icon of our time i must not fail to stress that there is always a consequence of not being yourself. i believe his health problem started as a result of his surgery trying to be white which might be a result of a the racist life of the most evil man on earth the "white man" he couldnt bear it any more he couldnt face it like other black heros 2pac, bob marley,martins and the rest. how good and pleasant it would have being to see the unification of all colour and race. may his soul rest in peace

john
nigeria

Ziad Daher   June 26th, 2009 1:51 pm ET

Michael Jackson dead at 50! I'm still in denial icons like MJ do not die they are immortal so together we'll cry happy tears in celebration of this legends music, giving and history. MJ has gone to a better place where there is no hurt or sorrow. May God Rest your soul in peace MJ for you have bee na part of our lives for so long and we shall always love you.

Ziad Daher
Beirut, Lebanon

Jide Rotilu   June 26th, 2009 5:05 pm ET

MJ's life was a life of talents and tragedy...but mike you're still the greatest star, Rest In Peace the guy who brought black videos to MTV, the guy whole created today's dance, the guy who revolutionized music videos into story telling formats, the guy who invented spectacular stage performances, the guy who healed the World with his lyrics and touched souls one way or another.Lots of love, Rest In Peace, Michael.

rostam   June 28th, 2009 7:04 pm ET

What have happened in Iran are clashes between ambitions.
Suddenly many voices resonate and we have this strong steam.
But the determining point was when clergy came on collision course with supreme leader.
The curious thing is that only president Obama can save supreme leader and Ahmadinejad now. Both flanks need to bring home a good bargain with US and the one who could be invited to the negotiation chair could consolidate its power.
President Obama is wrong if he thinks these fractions do not differ.
Ahmadinejad belongs to a version of Islam very similar to Nazism in methodology and ambitions. He would go for full range
Confrontation with the world.
This clergy is afraid of.
So they think: if we are going to die or lose are wealth in a nuclear war better be bitten in the streets in stead. That is why Rafsanjani and his children take heat.
They know with Ahmadinejad Iran will have a full-scale war soon.

rostam   June 28th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

You heard it and talked about it and then when they took it back you might wonder what it was.
I mean the news about a suicide bomber at the Khomeini’s mausoleum when the protests went on. The Islamic hardliners in Iran does such things. They can keep it secret for a while and then it becomes revealed anyway like them putting bomb in Imam Reza mausoleum and blaming opposition for that. And then their proxies in Iraq blow up places all the time indiscriminately.
But this one was something especial. One of Khomeini’s grandson belongs to opposition and he was in Iraq talking to Americans in vain to educate them about the deception methods of the regime his grandfather created.
Now he has asked people to gather at the grandfahters mausoleum. To find an excuse to ward the place off they staged that explosion.

Mathew oparah   June 29th, 2009 9:00 am ET

The world has lost a great that kan not be replace in human history.
He cares so much about others and has showen that by his actions in different ways,To me michael is a hero of our time.
He shared his talent and destiny with the world despite all odds he has always put out the best for the people .
I will miss him so much, his musics has been a source of inspiration to me.
Mich may your soul and the soul of all the faithfull departed rest in peace. Amen

Mathew Oparah
Sweden.

Alejandra   June 29th, 2009 8:08 pm ET

Please dont let JOSE MANUEL ZELAYA comes back to Honduras his mean to all of us and his just a toy to Hugo Chaves hi just want to be for the rest oh sis life president but we are not going to let that happens i ask you to really investigate that survey had already been made baecause he went from house to house to ask if you accepted yes or no and he made you sign his not innocent his just want to be the victim WE HATE JOSE MANUEL ZELAYA hope he neves coems back hope all the world knows who he reaaly is

tara   June 30th, 2009 12:37 pm ET

All the people in all around the world and specially President Obama should know : this is what Islamic Republic of Iran do to their own people and if one day they could have the nuclear weapon they will do thousands time worse to other nation especially Israel.
Your silent TODAY is unforgivable crime.

Tara from Iran

rostam   June 30th, 2009 1:36 pm ET

I am very concerned about retaliating efforts Islamic republic might consider now.
They have proxies all over the world.
They created these proxies in 30 years via terror jamborees.
These are sleeping cells waiting for a signal to become active.
It was not a coincidence that blasts in Iraq became loader at pick of the Iranian crisis.
This summer Ali Khamenei is frustrated and this means only one thing.
More bombs in places the could reach.
There is simple logic in it with a harsh message to democratic word.
You give us shocks and we give shocks in return.
Places they can hit beside Afghanistan and Iraq is India and Pakistan and of course a new adventure, close to Israel. But they would not risk it to do something in US yet. That time would come but first they must become frustrated with President Obama.
In Europe they never hit places like Germany or Austria because these give them weapon and high technology.
They spare Canada because they count on it as a place to take asylum in if they would have lost power at the end.

rostam   July 6th, 2009 11:17 am ET

A new turn in protests aginst the regime in Iran is here now.
While hundreds are under torture in several prisons and a number of ten casuality for torutre a day is given the nation prepares to go out in July the 9th whcih is the memorial day for 1999 upprising.

varzili   July 10th, 2009 1:12 pm ET

That young woman Neda will never fade out of our minds and hearts.
I am an Iraqi and not iranian.
So my question for fellow iranians is this.
Who come that you never raised your voices against your regime killing at least 10 Nedas a day in Iraq with their bombs just to tease US?

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