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Iranians protest at the British Embassy after Britain expressed support for tighter sanctions against Iran.

Dec. 06, 2011

Last week, Iran claimed it shot down an unmanned U.S. drone aircraft. In response, the U.S. Senate voted to penalize financial institutions that do business with Iran's Central Bank. Britain closed the Iranian Embassy in London and expelled its diplomats after riots outside the British Embassy in Tehran. Worldview discusses these developments with Ahmad Sadri, a professor at Lake Forest College. Also, as the Occupy street protests wind down, Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, author of You Don't Have to be Wrong for Me to be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism, argues that people both for and against the movement need to put aside politics and acknowledge the urgent problems of increasing poverty, income disparity and hopelessness in America.