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Iran Newslinks 17-18 July, 2009
Last Updated: Sunday, July 19, 2009 12:52

18 July, 2009

Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie Appointed Iran’s First Vice President
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has appointed Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie to be the country’s new first vice president, AFP reports. Mashaie came under fire in Iran last year for saying the nation was a friend of Israel.
www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/17/
esfandiar-rahim-mashaie-a_n_238095.html

Iran’s Former President Calls for Protesters’ Release — Politics …
By Ria Misra
Tens of thousands gathered around Iran’s Tehran University as former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani called on the government to release the pr.
www.politicsdaily.com/2009/07/17/irans-former
-president-calls-for-protesters-release/

Real Savings Travel “ Blog Archive “ Obama’s Stance on Iran Is Right
By admin
Equally if we had not done enough, we dependent Iraq by giving them ammunition during the Iran-Iraq War which went 8 age. During and subsequently the Iran-Iraq war, Hezbolah an Iranian funded organization has consistently been involved …
realsavingstravel.com/archives/2009/07/
17/obamas-stance-on-iran-is-right/

The Latest from Iran (17 July): Compromise or Challenge …
By Mike Dunn
Yesterday it was announced that the head of Iran’s nuclear programme had resigned three weeks ago. Later in the day Wikileaks reported that it had received a document outlining an accident at the Iranian nuclear plant being developed at …
enduringamerica.com/2009/07/17/the-latest-
from-iran-17-july-compromise-or-challenge/

Clinton: Iran Outreach Not Open-Ended
Baltimore Jewish Times – Baltimore,MD,USA
Hillary Clinton said US outreach to Iran was not open-ended and more is needed from Arab nations to bring about Palestinian-Israeli peace. …
www.jewishtimes.com/index.php/jewishtimes/news/jt/
national_news/clinton_iran_outreach_not_open-ended/13547

Election unrest sparks anew in Iran
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
AP TEHRAN, Iran | Tens of thousands of government opponents packed Iran’s main Islamic prayer service Friday, as their top clerical backer bluntly…
www.kansascity.com/news/world/story/1331697.html

Iran: Words to heed
guardian.co.uk – UK
It was from this pulpit that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told the hundreds of thousands protesting about the stolen election a month ago …
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/
jul/18/iran-khamenei-rafsanjani-election

IRAN: Full text of Rafsanjani’s lengthy speech
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani delivered what turned out to be a momentous prayer sermon today that inspired tens of thousands (some …
latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2009/07/iranian-cleric
-ayatollah-ali-akbar-hashemi-rafsanjani-delivered-what-turned-
out-to-be-a-momentous-friday-prayer-sermon-that.html

MTA takes issue with potential contractor’s ties with Iran
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Siemens, which owns Siemens Transportation Systems Inc., partnered with Nokia last year to provide TCI, Iran’s telecommunications company, the technology to …
www.latimes.com/business/la-me-siemens18-2009jul18,0,4550679.story

17 July, 2009

Diplomats: Iran has means to test bomb in 6 months
The Associated Press
VIENNA — Diplomats say Iran is blocking UN nuclear agency attempts to upgrade monitoring of its atomic activities and now has the means to test a weapon …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5
iijfYgMUu7W_-ZKg8BjH5QNTww5QD99GE8NG0

Israel planned to assassinate Ahmadinejad: Iran
By admin
Iranian Intelligence Minister Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie said on Friday that Israel had planned to assassinate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad around the time of last month’s presidential election.
www.prisonplanet.com/israel-planned-to-assassinate-ahmadinejad-iran.html

As Rafsanjani sparks new protests in Iran, one popular blogger is… Innovation: The Christian Science Monitor\’s innovation section.
features.csmonitor.com/innovation/2009/07/17/as-violence-again
-threatens-tehran-one-blogger-is-mysteriously-silent/

Iran: End the press crackdown – Blog – Committee to Protect …
By Committee to Protect Journalists
New York, July, 17, 2009— During a speech and sermon delivered at Tehran University today, former president and cleric Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani called for reconciliation, the release of imprisoned protesters, and an end to restrictions …
cpj.org/blog/2009/07/iran-end-the-press-crackdown.php

Jim Sciutto: Former President of Iran Demands Release of Political …
By World News with Charles Gibson
ABC’s Senior Foreign Correspondent Jim Sciutto covered the recent Iranian election protests from the streets of Tehran: Incredible scenes today at Friday prayers at Tehran University. Delivering the sermon before thousands of …
blogs.abcnews.com/theworldnewser/2009/07/jim-sciutto-former
-president-of-iran-demands-release-of-prisoners.html

Atlas Shrugs: Day 34 Iran Revolution: Friday Surprise in Iran …
By Pamela Geller
9:34 am:Rafsanjani calls for release of Iran’s post-election prisoners– CNN.com (hat tip davida) Head of Iran’s nuclear program resigns following election turmoil Iranian nuclear chief resigns TEHRAN, Iran — The head of Iran’s nuclear …
atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/07
/day-44-iran-revolution-friday-surprise-in-iran.html

Riots in China. Protests in Iran. UN rights council talks about …
By NP Editor
Here at Full Comment, you’ll find an eclectic mix of commentary on news, politics and pop culture — plus the occasional dig at a Star or Globe pundit who’s gone off the rails.
network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/07
/17/riots-in-china-protests-in-iran-un-rights-council-talks-about
-israel.aspx

Christopher Santora: Why The ICC Should Speak Out on Iran
By Christopher Santora
Of the many criticisms levied against the international community’s efforts to promote accountability, perhaps the most pervasive critique is a rather simple one — the lack of consistency.
www.huffingtonpost.com/christopher-santora
/why-the-icc-should-speak_b_237622.html

Police tear-gas Iran protesters during prayer – Yahoo! News
Tens of thousands of government opponents packed Iran’s main Islamic prayer service Friday, chanting.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090717/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iran_election

NYMEX-Crude up on housing data, Iran, storm worry
Reuters – USA
“Increased tension in Iran and a tropical wave (in the Atlantic) are also considerations. People don’t want to be caught short over the weekend,” Flynn …
www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN1750876920090717

Watchdog accuses Iran of arresting photographers
Reuters – USA
PARIS, July 17 (Reuters) – Iran has arrested at least seven photographers since its disputed presidential election, with the most recent arrests occuring …
www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSLH130845

IRAN: Human rights lawyer Shadi Sadr reportedly arrested
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Prominent lawyer, women’s rights activist and journalist Shadi Sadr was arrested by plainclothes policemen on her way to Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi …
latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2009/07/
iran-human-rights-lawyer-shadi-sadr-arrested.html

LA county to vote on Iran divestment
Jewish Telegraphic Agency – New York,NY,USA
LOS ANGELES (JTA) — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is due to vote on a Iran divestment motion. The motion, which is expected to be voted on …
jta.org/news/article/2009/07/17/100660
2/la-county-to-vote-on-iran-divestment

Latest Updates on Post-Election Protests in Iran – The Lede Blog …
By By Robert Mackey
A Friday prayer event in Tehran led by Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a senior cleric and former president of Iran who supports the opposition, set off new clashes between protesters and Iran’s security forces. The Lede is following …
thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/17/latest
-updates-on-post-election-protests-in-iran/

A Call for American Boldness in Iran | Faith Freedom International
By Daniel Pipes
In a striking coincidence, two very different expressions of Iranian dissent took place exactly simultaneously on two continents on Saturday, June 20. Between them, the Islamic Republic of Iran faces an unprecedented challenge.
www.faithfreedom.org/2009/07/17/a-call-for-american-boldness-in-iran/

Has Iran been changed forever ? “ BBC World Have Your Say
By Mark Sandell
Here’s a piece in the Economist talking about Arab reaction to the disturbances in Iran, suggesting that neighbouring leaders were quite relieved to see the protests calming down… So, as the tag“Iranelection” tag returns to the top of …
worldhaveyoursay.wordpress.com/2009/
07/17/has-iran-been-changed-forever/

Iran Uprising Blogging: Latest Updates | DragonFlyEye.Net
By Thomas Belknap
Huffington Post editor Nico Pitney is live-blogging the newest spark of tension in Iran today. Oh, boy, here we go again. Wish the protesters and the people of.
dragonflyeye.net/blog/2009/07/17/
iran-uprising-blogging-latest-updates/

Gateway Pundit: HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS Protest Killer Regime in Iran
By Gateway Pundit
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS Protest Killer Regime in Iran. There are MASSIVE demonstrations taking place in Iran today. One eyewitness estimates crowd more than a million, filling streets from Tehran University to Vali Square.

gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/07
/hundreds-of-thousands-protest-killer.html

Iran’s Mousavi to show at prayers | Rocket News
By Editor
Iran’s opposition leaders are making a public appearance at Friday prayers for the first time since the disputed vote.This comes amid warnings from the intelligence minister against turning the occasion into a protest and or “stage for …
www.rocketnews.com/2009/07/irans-mousavi-to-show-at-prayers/

Iran’s Ahmadinejad appoints new atomic chief, first VP
AFP
Ahmadinejad named Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s former envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, as new head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation, …
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/
ALeqM5hg7Vs84S4x2s0OFJqZZs3CJgv0fQ

Iran Will Release UK Embassy Employee on Bail, FT Reports
Bloomberg – USA
By Ali Sheikholeslami July 16 (Bloomberg) — Iran will release on bail the last of nine Iranian employees of the British Embassy who were arrested in Tehran …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=aXfqndCettzE

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