What began in Tunisia and spread to Egypt may now be energizing the beleaguered opposition in Iran. Thousands of anti-government protesters rallied yesterday in central Tehran. It was the first major show of strength from Iran's opposition in more than a year but hardline members of Iran's parliament are determined to avoid a repeat of what happened in Egypt. Karim Sadjadpour follows Iran at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He tells anchor Lisa Mullins the regime's resolve to crush the opposition is a short-term strategy.

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