Archive | November, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Car bombings in Tehran, one professor killed, two others injured

Semi-official Iranian government English-language news site, PressTV, reports that the cars of two professors were “exploded” by “unknown terrorists” in separate places in Tehran today. It is not clear if they were simultaneous bombings, but, according to the report, one professor, Dr. Majid Shariari, was killed while another professor, Fereydoun Abbasiin, and his wife were [...]

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Khamenei’s Secret Contingency Provisions

Rooz Online | November 13, 2010 by Nima Farahabadi For the first time ever, one of the better known websites of the principlists (ideologues who claim to follow ayatollah Khomeini’s legacy) revealed “secret contingency provisions” of the leader of the Islamic republic for the “administration of the revolution and the country.” In a story posted [...]

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NYT: Muscle Cars in Iran

A gathering of the Tehran Café Racers at the Azadi racetrack in Tehran.

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EA WorldView: The Regime’s War on the Lawyers – 3 More Arrested

Three more prominent defence attorneys have been detained in Iran.

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RFE/RL – Persian Letters: Khamenei, Ahmadinejad: It’s Complicated

Khamenei: “…when the Supreme Leader says something, the president accepts it and acts accordingly”

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Memri Blog: Iranian official says Sarah Shourd must be brought back to Iran, with Interpol’s help

Iranian Majlis National Security Committee member Javad Jahangirzadeh has called on the Iranian regime to have Interpol return U.S. citizen Sarah Shourd to Iran to stand trial for espionage.

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INN Special: A Conversation with Dr. Nina Ansary about Iran’s Women’s Movements

Dr. Nina Ansary is a prominent scholar and historian who has recently published the preeminent book detailing the history of Iran's Women's ...

INN Special: Interview and Conversation with Richard Raymond, Director of Desert Dancer, in Theatres April 10

Listen to the full interview by Sam Razi of the Director of Desert Dancer, Richard Raymond, here: Sam Razi’s Twitter: [...]...

A Brave New Documentary by NBC News – #TwitterDiplomacy: The Making of a Nuclear Deal (Preview)

A brave new documentary by the fantastic team at NBC News. Here is a preview posted to YouTube by Ann [...]...

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey and Iran President Hassan Rouhani Exchange Tweets on Net Freedom in Iran

Twitter has completely changed the way people of influence communicate with each and with their audiences, in conversations that take [...]...

How Diplomacy with Iran will Improve Iran’s Human Rights Situation

The possible diplomacy of a moderate president like Rouhani can be a catalyst for human rights and systematic change, but it cannot be do...

Journalist yells “Remember, Mousavi must be present!” at President-Elect Rouhani live press conference

It was bound to happen. President-elect Dr. Hassan Rouhani ran on a campaign of hope and prudence, and on June [...]...