[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/US/06/20/reporter.escape.afghanistan/art.rhode.afp.gi.jpg caption="New York Times reporter David Rohde, shown in 1995, escaped from the Taliban."]
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Iranian authorities warn that protesters who ‘disturb the peace and stand up to security forces’ will be considered a threat to the regime and met with a strong response. A news media blackout has been imposed by the government, so the images we now see are coming from Iranians on the streets taking cell phone videos and the like.
The images are not for the faint of heart. You can hear gunfire and people screaming, in a couple of cases, even protester deaths seem to be recorded, though impossible to 100% verify all the video.
Iran says 17 people have died since the election protests began, but unconfirmed reports say the number could be as high as 150. Hundreds of people have been arrested.
President Obama is taking heat from Republicans for not being more critical of the Iranian government, and there are reports a couple of members of his own cabinet want him to take a stronger stand. What do you think President Obama should do? We’ll be following this story tonight.
A US destroyer is tracking a North Korean ship suspected of carrying illicit weapons and believed to be headed towards Myanmar. If there is firm evidence that Pyongyang is delivering missiles or weapon technology, then it’s a big question for the US in terms of what to do. Should we board? North Korea says that would be an act of war. We're watching this story.
David Rohde, a reporter from the New York Times, is finally free after being held captive for 7 months by the Taliban in northwestern Pakistan. He climbed over a wall in the compound where he was being held, a daring escape. Secretary Clinton issued a statement expressing relief about his ‘return to freedom’. Our correspondent Nic Robertson has been following his story for several months, and he’ll join us tonight.
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