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As the United States and its allies debate military intervention in Syria, the nation's president Bashar al-Assad has warned that Syria will "defend itself against any aggression." And now the U.S. has obtained intelligence that Iran "may be planning" a retaliatory strike against American interest in Baghdad and other sites in Iraq. CNN's Brian Todd examines the potential fallout from a U.S. strike and what American assets would be at risk.
Mohamed Tawfik, Egypt's ambassador to the United States, joins Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room and defends his government's actions against supporters of Mohamed Morsy, arguing that its efforts were not only necessary, but also supported by the majority of Egyptians.
Newsweek and Daily Beast reporter Mike Giglio recounts to Wolf Blitzer how he was beaten and detained by Egyptian security forces who took his wallet, cell phone, and laptop. At least two other journalists were killed today, including a cameraman with Sky News who had previously worked for CNN. In total, the death toll reached at least 278, including 43 Egyptian police officers.
Former Congresswoman & Middle East expert Jane Harman sits down to discuss the latest uprisings in the Middle East.
Reporters flinch as explosions occur nearby. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on dodging rockets and missiles in the Mideast.
Brian Todd reports on the violence at U.S. embassies Friday, and what can/can't be done to protect them
Watch as protesters battle tear gas on the street in Cairo.
President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton receive the bodies of the four men killed at the U.S. consulate in Libya.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on a link between the anti-Islam film and the Coptic Church. The church condemns the movie.