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Syria / Crackdown / Iran #996019

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jun 20, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the role of Iran in helping Syria crack down on protesters with President Bashir al-Assad blaming problems on outside agitators reviewed; previously aired scenes shown of protesters cornered by gunfire while trying to cross the street and the wounded in the street.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Recent discussion held with CNN's Fran Townsend and Johns Hopkins University professor Fouad Ajami about Syria. [AJAMI - comments on Iran's radical access in the region, on Assad, who is trying to frighten the people into submission, calls for sanctions against the rulers.] [TOWNSEND - comments on Iran's long influence in Syria that includes sending in arms, what Assad is saying and doing, how this could go on.]

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