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Iran Newslinks 10-11 May, 2009
Last Updated: Monday, May 18, 2009 10:52

11 May, 2009

Alan Dershowitz: No Linkage Between Iran and Palestinians
By Alan Dershowitz
Rahm Emanuel recently linked American efforts to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons to Israeli efforts toward establishing a Palestinian state. This is a dangerous linkage.
www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-dershowitz/
no-linkage-between-iran-a_b_201635.html

JURIST – Paper Chase: Iran court releases US journalist after …
Iran court releases US journalist after suspending sentence. Ximena
Marinero at 1:04 PM ET. Photo source or description … 1:50 PM ET, May 11.
Iran court releases US journalist after suspending sentence 1:04 PM ET, May 11 …
jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2009/05/
iran-court-releases-us-journalist-after.php

Iran Frees Jailed U.S. Journalist – TalkLeft: The Politics Of Crime
By Jeralyn
Liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.
www.talkleft.com/story/2009/5/11/134342/935

BBC – Justin Webb’s America: Iran’s Michelle Obama?
By Justin Webb (BBC News)
The blog of Justin Webb, the BBC’s North America editor.
www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justin
webb/2009/05/irans_michelle_obama.html

Things to Read: Af-Pak, Israel, Iran | Stephen M. Walt
By Stephen M. Walt
Meanwhile, from Israel, Uri Avnery of Gush Shalom accuses Shimon Peres of trivializing the Holocaust, explains why Iran is not Nazi Germany, and reminds us that the best way to undermine Iranian influence is to move swiftly to a …
walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/05/11
/things_to_read_afpak_israel_iran

Blogger and Aid Worker Still Held in Iran
New York Times – United States
As The Times of London reported in November, Mr. Derakhshan, so influential that he was “nicknamed the Blogfather for spawning Iran’s spectacular blogging …
thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/
blogger-and-aid-worker-still-held-in-iran/?hp

Why Iran Freed Roxana Saberi
New York Times – United States
Iran has detained several Western journalists in recent years, though in most cases they have been expelled rather than tried. Ms. Saberi, however, is a …
roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009
/05/11/why-iran-freed-roxana-saberi/

Mitt Romney: Obama ‘weak’ on Iran, North Korea – Andy Barr …
By Andy Barr
Romney also criticizes Biden for his campaign comment that enemies would“test” the Obama.
www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22361.html

Global Voices Online “ Iran: Ahmadinejad’s supporters launch …
By Hamid Tehrani
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered as a candidate for the June presidential election. Like his rivals, he now awaits official approval to run in the election from the Council of Guardians. …
globalvoicesonline.org/2009/05/11/iran-ahmadinejads-
supporters-launch-online-grassroots-campaign/

BBC – The Editors: Iran to release Roxana Saberi
By Jon Williams (BBC News)
The Editors, a blog where we, editors from across BBC News, will share our dilemmas and issues..
www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2009/05
/iran_to_release_roxana_saberi.html

Reporters sans frontières – Iran
“The appeal court’s decision to free her can be used as a legal precedent for other journalists currently detained in Iran. The fact nonetheless remains that, despite her innocence, she is still regarded as guilty by the Iranian …
www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=31249

OpEdNews “ Does Iran Resemble Nazi Germany?
Like a traveling salesman offering a counterfeit product, Peres is now
peddling the merchandise called Binyamin Netanyahu. He presents to the
world a Netanyahu we have never known: a peacemaker, the epitome of
truthfulness, …
www.opednews.com/articles/Does-Iran-
Resemble-Nazi-Ge-by-Uri-Avnery-090511-919.html

Has the Obama-Israel Joint Policy on Iran’s Nukes Ruptured?
The Cutting Edge – Washington,DC,USA
On Iran, the Israeli and American red lines are drawn in very different
places. Welcoming the 2002 Arab League peace initiative, all but endorsing
a …
www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article
=11313&pageid=37&pagename=Page+One

Netanyahu looks for Arab ally against Iran: Israeli experts
Xinhua – China
Israeli government sources said the talks would deal with the whole range of pressing regional issues, from Iran to the Palestinian reconciliation talks, …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-05/11/content_11353853.htm

Mondoweiss: Avnery: ‘existential threat’ from Iran is Netanyahu’s …
By Philip Weiss
Uri Avnery, at his best, says that Shimon Peres trivialized the Holocaust by saying Iran is the equivalent of Nazi Germany and that the Netanyahu government doesn’t believe that Iran is an existential threat. President Barack Obama is …
www.philipweiss.org/mondoweiss/2009/05/avnery-existential
-threat-from-iran-is-netanyahus-bluff-to-hold-on-to-territory.html

born live love die “ Iran
By dan
I don’t know what it is about Iran. There is something about the place that I don’t understand. I want to know more. When I was a 17 year old undergrad at Michigan State, my roommate was Nahal Forouzin (sp?). That was 1972. …
bornlivelovedie.com/2009/05/10/iran/

Iran urges Iraqi action on Kurdish rebels
Reuters – USA
TEHRAN, May 11 (Reuters) – Iran urged neighbouring Iraq on Monday to “pay special attention” to armed groups operating in its border areas, …
www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSDAH122387

Hawks Divided: AfPak or Iran? by Jim Lobe — Antiwar.com
By Jim Lobe
The Iran hawks, concentrated within the Israeli government and its U.S. supporters in the so-called Israel lobby here, want to take aggressive action against Iran’s nuclear program by moving quickly to a stepped-up sanctions regime. …
original.antiwar.com/lobe/2009/05/10/hawks-divided-afpak-or-iran/

San Francisco Sentinel “ Blog Archives “ OBAMA’S FECKLESSNESS ON …
By The San Francisco Sentinel
The main reason was his attitude toward Iran. After all, Iran under its current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was vowing almost on a daily basis to “wipe Israel off the map” and was drawing closer and closer to acquiring the nuclear …
www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/?p=26209

US official: Two-state solution reduces Iran threat
Jewish Telegraphic Agency – New York,NY,USA
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Working toward a two-state solution can reduce the existential threat of Iran, an Obama administration official said. …
jta.org/news/article/2009/05/10/1005048/jones
-two-state-solution-will-reduce-iran-threat

Israel uses Iran excuse to ditch peace talks
PRESS TV – Tehran,Iran
Israel — the sole possessor of a nuclear warhead in the Middle East — has long been citing fears that a “nuclear Iran” is the prime existential threat to …
www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=94291&sectionid=351020202

Ghobadi’s ‘Cats’ explores Iran’s covert music scene
AFP
TEHRAN (AFP) — Film director Bahman Ghobadi challenges Iran’s draconian censorship and pays tribute to the country’s underground rappers and rockers in his …
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/
ALeqM5jxRVhaIVvi_M621RlbCgZ-AG6sUw

Iran Presidential Election Round Up – Ali Alfoneh and Michael …
By Michael Rubin
Sunday, May 10, 2009. Iran Presidential Election Round Up [Ali Alfoneh and Michael Rubin]. Iran’s presidential elections are just over a month away. Here’s a round up of news about the major candidates (Ahmadinejad, Mousavi, Karrubi, …
corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=Mzg5ODVm
YTYyNmEwNjQ1NjhiZTg1MmFiZWQ4OTUwYmE=

China Confidential: Obama Advisor Links Iran Issue to Palestinian …
By Confidential Reporter
The US government agrees that Iran’s nuclear ambitions pose an “existential threat” to Israel but that only reinforces the need for Middle East peace, a top official said Sunday. General James Jones, President Barack Obama’s national …
chinaconfidential.blogspot.com/2009/05/
obama-advisor-links-iran-threat-to.html

Many Try to Run in Iran, but Few Will Be Allowed
New York Times – United States
By NAZILA FATHI TEHRAN — With Iran’s presidential elections a month away, the Interior Ministry said Sunday that a total of 475 people had registered as …
www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/world
/middleeast/11iran.html?ref=world

How Obama’s America Might Threaten Israel
Wall Street Journal – USA
The main reason was his attitude toward Iran. After all, Iran under its current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was vowing almost on a daily basis to “wipe …
online.wsj.com/article/SB124198933869004507.html

How Ahmadinejad helped Israel
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had a lot to do with this outcome, albeit inadvertently. The conference was filled with a sense of premonition even …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=12417732230
64&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

10 May, 2009

Global Voices Online “ Iran: Presidential candidate’s painting
By Hamid Tehrani
Iran: Presidential candidate’s painting. Sunday, May 10th, 2009 @ 18:57 UTC… Full Category List. Arts & Culture · Elections · Iran · Middle East& North Africa · Photos · Politics · Roundups. Excerpt. no excerpt. Post-Thumbnail …
globalvoicesonline.org/2009/05/10/
iran-presidential-candidates-painting/

Lawyer defends jailed US reporter at Iran court – Chicago Breaking …
The case has caused tensions between the U.S. and Iran at a time when President Barack Obama has said he wants to engage America’s longtime adversary. Washington has called the charges against Saberi baseless and demanded she be freed. …
www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/
lawyer-defends-jailed-us-reporter-at-iran-court.html

China Confidential: Iran Turning to China for Air Defense System
By Confidential Reporter
Frustrated by Russia’s refusal to go ahead with the arms sale, Iran is turning to China for an advanced air-defense system that will make Israeli air raids against Iranian nuclear and missile installations practically impossible. …
chinaconfidential.blogspot.com/2009/05/
iran-turning-to-china-for-air-defense.html

Lawyers seek reduced sentence for journalist jailed in Iran
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Iran’s Revolutionary Court last month convicted and sentenced Saberi, 32, to jail on an espionage charge. Authorities allege she has confessed to gathering …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-
fg-iran-journalist11-2009may11,0,2585910.story

timesofmalta.com – Iran court hears jailed US-born reporter’s appeal
Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders has said her conviction was a warning to foreign journalists working in Iran ahead of its presidential election in June. The case could complicate Washington’s efforts towards …
www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090510/world-
news/iran-court-hears-jailed-us-born-reporters-appeal

Netanyahu to talk about Iran, peacemaking in Egypt – Kansas City Star
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be looking to build a coalition against Iran and exchange ideas on advancing Middle East peace negotiations when he visits Egypt Monday on his first trip to the Ara world since he took …
www.kansascity.com/451/story/1188655.html

M of A – Pressing Russia to Get Iran
By b
The Obama administration is trying to press and bribe Russia to get further sanctions on Iran. That has not worked at all in the first try. But the U.S. still thinks it can get their, simply by raising the price. …
www.moonofalabama.org/2009/05/pressing-russia-to-get-iran.html

Iran Could Elect First Female President, page 1
By JanusFIN
Discusion about Iran Could Elect First Female President in the AboveTopSecret.com website alternative topics discussion forum Breaking Alternative News.
www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread462016/pg1

Israel Matzav: Obama to punt on Iran?
By Carl in Jerusalem
Mir Hossein Mousavi, the leading reformist candidate in the June 12 vote, said he will improve Iran’s economy and relations with the international community that suffered under Ahmadinejad’s hard-line rule. …
israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2009/05/obama-to-punt-on-iran.html

Lawyer defends jailed US reporter at Iran court
The Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A lawyer for a jailed American journalist in Iran said Sunday he was optimistic that an appeals court will reduce her eight-year prison …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM
5iCJY4lE5kHBHPnISEZo0LopbpHPgD983GH1G0

Netanyahu to talk about Iran, peacemaking in Egypt
The Associated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be looking to build a coalition against Iran and exchange ideas on advancing Middle East …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5
j_suGvYgZ4hwcMplsjmGbnqpmHJAD983EQDG4

Iran to procure Chinese defense system | Iran news | Jerusalem Post
After failing to buy the S-300 from Russia, Teheran will reportedly turn to Beijing. (The Media Line)
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=
JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1241773221488

Global Voices Online “ Iran: A blogger and social activist was …
By Hamid Tehrani
Aknoun, Iran based blogger, writes [fa] that Akhtaran,Ageh and Jamedaran are three Iranian publishers that were banned from participating in Tehran Book Fair. The blogger adds this means that each of these three publishers will lose a …
globalvoicesonline.org/2009/05/10/iran-a-
blogger-and-social-activist-was-arrested/

Epoch Times – Iran Court Hears U.S.-Born Reporter’s Appeal
By Reuters
An Iranian court has begun hearing an appeal by an Iranian-American journalist against her sentence for espionage.
www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/16572/

Svansbo – Arabländer oroade över Obama,Iran
By Erik Svansbo
The Obama administration has been reaching out to Iran in a marked shift after the U.S. shunned contacts for decades. But U.S. allies such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia, as well as Israel, say Tehran is not a positive force in the region …
blogg.svansbo.se/2009/05/10/arablan
der-oroade-over-obamas-och-iran/

Roxana Saberi: Lawyer defends jailed US reporter at Iran court
By The Huffington Post News Editors
TEHRAN, Iran — A lawyer for a jailed American journalist in Iran said Sunday he was optimistic that an appeals court will reduce her eight-year prison sentence for allegedly spying for the United States. Roxana Saberi’s lawyer talked to …
www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/10/
roxana-saberi-lawyer-defe_n_201307.html

The Herald | HeraldOnline.com – Lawyer defends jailed US reporter …
A lawyer for a jailed American journalist in Iran said Sunday he was optimistic that an appeals court will reduce her eight-year prison sentence for allegedly spying for the United States.
www.heraldonline.com/wire/world/story/1330357.html

Doc’s Talk: Iran and Syria as state sponsors of terrorism in the …
By GS Don Morris, Ph.D.
Iran and Syria, two countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism by the US Department of State, have consistently pursued a long-term strategy of encouraging and inciting violence and terrorism against Israel (”resistance”) by …
docstalk.blogspot.com/2009/05/iran-
and-syria-as-state-sponsors-of.html

Iran to procure Chinese defense system
Jerusalem Post – Israel
By THE MEDIA LINE NEWS AGENCY Iran will turn to China instead of Russia to acquire an advanced air defense system after relations between Iran and Russia …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1241773221
488&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Iran could elect first female president
PRESS TV – Tehran,Iran
More than 40 women have registered as prospective candidates for Iran’s tenth Presidential elections raising, a top election official says. …
www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=94237&sectionid=351020101

Iran considers amending election law
United Press International – USA
TEHRAN, May 10 (UPI) — The lure of leading Iran has drawn 475 candidates to register for the presidential election, federal elections officials said Sunday …
www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/05/10/Iran-considers
-amending-election-law/UPI-35121241960758/

Iran aims to reduce ‘unnecessary executions’ – The CNN Wire – CNN …
By maleung
“Iran leads all countries of the world in executing juvenile
offenders,” the group said in a statement last week. “Figures available from human-rights lawyers in Iran indicate that at least 130 juvenile offenders are on death row in …
cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/2009/05/10/iran-
aims-to-reduce-unnecessary-executions/

Lawyer defends jailed US reporter at Iran court – KTNV ABC,Channel …
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – A lawyer for a jailed American journalist in Iran says he’s optimistic there will a change in her verdict after her brief appeals hearing. Roxana Saberi’s lawyer says he was allowed to defend his client at her …
www.ktnv.com/global/story.asp?s=10335287

The Free Press, Mankato, MN – From Madelia to Iran
“It’s just more interesting, plus, I don’t see a lot of tourists,” said the Madelia native, who vacationed in Iran in 2006 and is putting finishing touches on a feature-length film about his experiences there. …
www.mankatofreepress.com/local/local_story_129215117.html

“friday-lunch-club”: U.S. report: First round of Iran talks until …
By G, Z, & or B
“Several days ago, Jerusalem received a classified notice reporting on a meeting between a senior European official and the special U.S. envoy on Iran, Dennis Ross. The telegram stated that Ross said this autumn, probably October, …
friday-lunch-club.blogspot.com/2009/05/
us-report-first-round-of-iran-talks.html

Green Left – Iran: Workers arrest at May Day protest
The statement below was released by the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran. For more information, contact info@workers-iran.org oralliance@workers-iran.org. Visit the site of Solidarity Committee with Iranian …
www.greenleft.org.au/2009/794/40891

Consortiumblog: Cheney Learned Iran-Contra Lessons
By Robert Parry
Cheney Learned Iran-Contra Lessons. By Jonathan Schwarz May 9, 2009. In a new article by Stephen “W.W. Beauchamp” Hayes, former Vice President Cheney gripes extensively about the Obama administration. It’s exactly what you’d expect. …
consortiumblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/
cheney-learned-iran-contra-lessons.html

Iran court hears jailed US-born reporter’s appeal | Antiwar Newswire
[ Content | Sidebar ]. Antiwar Newswire · powered by mochila. Search. Pages. About. Categories. AFP (5293); Associated Press (112807); Guardian UK (100); Reuters (46429); Uncategorized (1). Content © Antiwar Newswire 2009; Top …
wire.antiwar.com/2009/05/10/iran-court-
hears-jailed-us-born-reporters-appeal-2/

Iraq visit…Iran hearing…Ultimatum in Georgia | KXNet.com North …
KXMC – Minot,ND,USA
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) An appeals hearing is over for an American journalist jailed on spying charges in Iran. Her lawyer says he’s hopeful for an eventual …
www.kxmc.com/News/373986.asp

Iran court hears US reporter appeal
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
A court in Iran has begun hearing US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi’s appeal against her eight-year prison sentence for spying. Saberi’s lawyer said the …
english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/
2009/05/200951065148360986.html

Iran moves to reduce number of executions
CNN International – USA
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Iran wants to reduce the number of “unnecessary executions” it carries out, a spokesman for the Islamic republic’s judiciary said. …
edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/
05/10/iran.executions.death.penalty/

Iran court hears jailed US-born reporter’s appeal
Washington Post – United States
Saberi, a citizen of both the United States and Iran, was arrested in late January for working in the Islamic country after her press credentials had…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content
/article/2009/05/10/AR2009051000255.html

Iran bans Nobel laureate’s aide from travelling
AFP
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran has banned an aide to Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi and a peace activist from travelling abroad, according to the website of Ebadi’s …
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/
ALeqM5hNHkPOMLnp7AWObhE_OC1iIesR9Q

Clinton wants Iran presence at Afghan G8 meeting: Italian FM …
europe Clinton wants Iran presence at Afghan G8 meeting: Italian FM 12:32 ROME – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in favour of Iran attending a meeting on Afghanistan in June when G8 foreign ministers gather in Italy,…
www.euronews24.org/europe/clinton-wants-
iran-presence-at-afghan-g8-meeting-italian-fm/

 

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