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Esfandiari Examines Iran, Ahmadinejad's UN Speech On 'The John Batchelor Show'

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s speech at the UN, the recent "first-ever behind-the-scenes portrait” of Ahmadinejad on NBC and Iran’s growing unease about the protests in neighboring Syria were among the topics RFE/RL correspondent and "Persian Letters" blogger Golnaz Esfandiari discussed during a live interview on the Thursday, September 22 edition of “The John Batchelor Show”. Responding to questions posed by host John Batchelor and co-host Malcolm Hoenlein, Esfandiari noted that the demand for change demonstrated in the 2009 Green Movement protests remain, in spite of the brutal government crackdown that has forced Iran’s opposition movement to go underground.

Listen to the interview here; the conversation with Esfandiari begins at the 30:30 mark of the program.