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June 15th, 2009
03:22 PM ET

Situation in Iran: What are your questions?

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/meast/06/15/iran.elections.protests/art.rallymon.afp.gi.jpg caption="Iranian opposition supporters protest in Tehran on Monday."]

Eliza Browning
AC360° Associate Producer

We're following Iran closely and will bring you the latest on the situation on the ground tonight.

The official results from Iran's election had President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad winning, but Iran's election authorities will probe allegations of ballot fraud.

Iranian television reported that gunfire broke out at the end of a rally today in support of defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Moussavi. A Press TV reporter said that at least one person, a boy, appeared to be injured by the gunfire.

We'll talk to Christiane Amanpour about what she's seeing in Tehran. Do you have questions you'd like to her to answer?

We'll also talk to experts about the aftermath of the Iranian election and hear more about what we can expect from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as well as his opposition.

If you have any questions you'd like answered, post them here and tune in tonight at 10 p.m. ET.


Filed under: 360° Q & A • 360° Radar • 360º Follow • Iran
soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Mohamad

    I believe Ahamadinajd won the election but maybe not with big difference but here the media trying to make it look like it wasn't. Lets not forget that Ahamadinajd is 2nd generation of the revolution and others are first generation and he attacked them and they leashed the dumb young people of Iran against the election. He got more than 9 million votes so, of course a lot of people are going to be in the streets but we have not seen a huge any of the other side because they have not called on it yet. Lets not forget what Katmi just said it is not in the interest of the regime to stop demonstration. All politician in any country are the same. Wake up America do you really think anyone who do not beleive in the country's system to make it far? No, he would not but you can only fix the system. Plus look at Bush. Come on now. What do you think of that Anderson? Thank you.

    June 16, 2009 at 5:51 am |
  2. Art

    Hi Eliza, I just read a story on cnn that stated there were 40 million votes cast and were counted in two hours, the counting was done by hand. Is this whole story true and accurate?

    June 16, 2009 at 5:36 am |
  3. Mehdi

    Hi. My question is should Iranian people ask for a fundamental change, who is there to replace this government?
    The Mojaheds are worst than the current government (if you can imagine that), the Royal Family is not showing any interest to take the power back... is there anyone who could take over and actually do good?

    June 16, 2009 at 5:16 am |
  4. Maria

    Why can't they just do a recount and an investigation?

    June 15, 2009 at 8:17 pm |
  5. Sally Sparks

    Are the rumors concerning oppression and violence against international news reporters accurate and, if so, isn't the Iranian government essentially admitting there is a story to cover up (i.e. fraudulant election results)?

    June 15, 2009 at 7:54 pm |
  6. Jen

    Why don't you show more from Iran?

    Remember what made CNN a name for itself? It was not from talk shows, cute as Anderson Cooper is. It was from live feeds of Tiananmen Square and Russia as the political situations changed.

    We don't want to hear from "experts" in the US!!
    We want air time in Iran and with Christina Amanpour.

    June 15, 2009 at 7:24 pm |
  7. Afshin Siman

    If you want to right historical wrongs... Don't just apologize be proactive in supporting the Iranian people against the criminal regime.

    June 15, 2009 at 7:15 pm |
  8. Randy Cody

    What facts are we certain of regarding the legitimacy of Iran's recent election.

    June 15, 2009 at 6:58 pm |
  9. Sarah, TN

    First, thank you so much for taking the time to answer the viewers' questions. My question is: What in God's name is going on?

    June 15, 2009 at 6:39 pm |
  10. Lilibeth

    Is it possible to have a third party certify the elections?

    June 15, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  11. Ryan

    Is there any evidence that Mir-Hossein Mousavi will actually make changes in Iran. Everyone was so hopefull after the 1979 revolution but many feel that Iran is now worse off. Mir-Hossein Mousavi someone that has a track record for change? The supreme leader has final say either way. So what change can Iranian's really expect?

    June 15, 2009 at 5:48 pm |
  12. Gabriel

    How safe is Moussavi in the aftermath of his "loss" and the protest of his supporters? Is there any possibily that he can be victimized during this chaos in some type of form or fashion that would make it look like his partisans would be behind some type of criminal activities? In a place where "la raison d'etat" prevails can we expect Moussavi to be safe for the next 4 years?

    June 15, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  13. Jen

    Can you confirm reports of more than 100 students missing from Tehran University dorms ?

    Do you know how many died in -Azadi sq today ?

    June 15, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  14. Debbie Cook

    What is the method of voting?? Maybe have all who have voted for each for president show up at a different location. Do a head count,but most likely they would have to do a body count if the same results are not reported.

    June 15, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  15. Ismaeel Naar

    What does Ali Khamenei currently think about the elections and the unfolding situation in Iran. How much direct is he in his statements and opinions and to what extent does the Iranian public look up to his statements, if any direct, and how will it effect the situation in Iran?

    June 15, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  16. Jenny Southlynn

    It's pure hypricosocy. How can our government raise criticism of the election in Iran when right here in the U.S. citizens faced the same situation when George Bush stole the election. I wish things had turned out differently. I believe the current president of Iran is off the rails, but who are we to talk.

    June 15, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  17. Carol B. in MD

    What role did the Ayatollah and clerics have in the rigged election, since Iran seems really to be a Theocracy and the President a figurehead? Thanks.

    June 15, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  18. james hunt

    Yes,Anderson I wanted to know if the protesters are protesting the fact that they think their candidate was robbed of an election?Or do they want real fundemental freedom from the muslim clerics who are the real law of the country?One more question ,how is the aljazeera network reporting on this?also is there a majority of muslims in iran or outside of iran that think the U.S. had something to do with these protestors?

    June 15, 2009 at 4:32 pm |
  19. Nydia

    Is there a supreme court in Iran, or a system of an electoral committee who can determine the real winner? Can they do a recount just like we have done in the U.S?

    June 15, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  20. Otha Bell

    Will Iran continue its nuclear arms escalation, even though this will cause problems in the region especially with Israel?

    June 15, 2009 at 4:27 pm |
  21. Cory

    It is devastating what is happening in Iran and I am so thankful that our election process did not result in such violence. While I do know that the Iranian election has an impact on the U.S. – Explain to me just, how? Is it simply the nuclear threat? or is there more to this than meets the eye?

    June 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm |
  22. Doug Odegaard

    Has there been any movement of missiles or weapons in the last 24 hours to signal launches against Isreal or others. With the government leaders wanting to hasten the 12th Imam could they desire war now while they still have power?

    June 15, 2009 at 4:16 pm |
  23. andre

    My question is, is this what to expect across the middle east? Meaning of the question is, people want change all across the globe. And when this happens in Iran people will speak out with hearts and feelings more than common sense or law. Is this a waning of demand change or else? My heart goes out to those the people in Iran. Hopefully the media doesn't start counting bodies. If that happens, you (in the world eyes)will see the chaotic ripple across nations.

    June 15, 2009 at 4:14 pm |
  24. RachKath

    No questions, just a comment – I'm glad that they are standing up for themselves. I wish we had in 2000.

    June 15, 2009 at 4:13 pm |
  25. Mehrdad

    Is there a possibility for another presidential election in Iran with the current situation?

    June 15, 2009 at 4:07 pm |
  26. donna carlsson

    Regarding the difficulties in reporting from inside Iran I would like to know what impact you belive the social medias and network such as facebook, twitter and youtube really have and what can we expect? best regards, @donna_carlsson

    June 15, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  27. Isabel, Brazil

    Is it a fact that the votes were counted manually in two hours? The defeated candidate talks about fraud. In such circumstances, who don't speak on fraud? I would like to know about the election process and the possibility of fraud or not.

    June 15, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  28. Tim Gibson

    My only question would be, why should our government become involved in the circumstances of Iran other than to express our desire that it can and will be resolved by their own people and in their own way without our jumping into the middle of it, if and when that day arrives.

    June 15, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  29. Joanna

    I heard Sec of State Clinton suggest that they were looking into possible questionable activities related to the election. I would like to know if there has been any new developments from the White House on what is happening in regards to investigating the election. I would also like to know what the White House's response is regarding the shooting of protestors today.

    June 15, 2009 at 3:59 pm |
  30. Allison

    What happened at Tehran University? We are getting updates via Twitter, complete with photos, allegations of faculty resignations, and rumors of student deaths, but there is little media coverage of that event. How many have died?

    June 15, 2009 at 3:57 pm |
  31. Ron Mwangaguhunga

    President Obama promised voters on the campaign trail that he would engage Iran. Vice President Biden, since then, has expressed reseravtions as to the legitimacy of the election. Is it possible that the president - and the West - might collectively refuse to recognize the results/ What would that mean?

    June 15, 2009 at 3:55 pm |
  32. Gary St John-Adams

    Does the West believe that they can influence the philosophy that form the fundamentals of most Arab/Muslim Government by this election in Iran? If so; how?

    June 15, 2009 at 3:55 pm |
  33. Vickey

    CNN why can't they recount or revote?

    June 15, 2009 at 3:54 pm |
  34. Annie G.

    Will an investigation into the possible election fraud actually do anything? If they have power to control the results don't they have the power to control the investigation?

    June 15, 2009 at 3:53 pm |
  35. Kristina

    What can we do as Americans? How can our government help? Will our government help?

    June 15, 2009 at 3:53 pm |
  36. kristen

    What is happening outside Tehran? Where is Mousavi? Is he safe? Guardian Council check on election vote, can it be trusted?

    Thank you!

    June 15, 2009 at 3:51 pm |