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Iranian Ex-Presidents Question New Government

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Iranian Ex-Presidents Question New Government

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Iranian Ex-Presidents Question New Government

Iranian Ex-Presidents Question New Government

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In Iran, the political landscape keeps changing. In the past few days, two former presidents have spoken out against the newly elected government. One called for a referendum; the other said the government had lost the trust of millions. But Iran's Supreme leader has endorsed the presidential election that returned Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power.

To get a sense of how these voices of dissent are affecting Iran, Steve Inskeep talks with Iranian-American writer Hooman Majd.