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Iran Newslinks 25 June, 2009
Last Updated: Friday, June 26, 2009 9:45

Women move to forefront of Iran opposition movement
Philadelphia Inquirer – Philadelphia,PA,USA
By Rebecca Santana AP For years, women’s defiance in Iran came in carefully planned flashes of hair under their head scarves, in brightly painted …

John Simpson: Secret voices of the new Iran
BBC News – UK
And yet now, in the tumult that has gripped Iran since its elections last week, he’s had a change of heart. He’s become a backer of Mir Hossein Mousavi, …

Obama defends Iran policy against GOP critics
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is answering Republican critics of his cautious response to the violence following the disputed election in Iran. …

Iran MPs boycott Ahmadinejad victory party: report
Larijani, Iran’s former chief negotiator, was elected speaker in May 2008 and has emerged as a conservative rival to Ahmadinejad. …

Why waste our outrage on Iran and Darfur when Sanford is a easy …
Daily Kos – Berkeley,CA,USA
But save your outrage for Iran or Darfur, for situations where people are being tortured and trampled and killed. As a citizen of America, I have to ask one …

A British furniture retailer has apologized for adding Iran … – Lake Oswego,OR,USA
If you’re searching Twitter for the latest news out of Iran, you really don’t expect to find ads for a furniture store among them. But they’ve been there, …

Ahmadinejad attacks Obama as crackdown continues
ABC Online – Australia
( reini_urban) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused President Barack Obama of behaving like his predecessor on Iran and called …

US rescinds July 4 invites for Iran diplomats
The Associated Press
Postelection protests and violence have rocked Iran since the contested re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The past 10 days in Iran have posed …

Iran mourning ceremony called off – Qatar
Mehdi Karroubi, the candidate who finished fourth in Iran’s presidential poll, has called off a planned ceremony to mourn the deaths of at least 19 people …

US Senators vow help for Iran dissidents
WASHINGTON (AFP) — US Senators bluntly charged Thursday that Iran’s presidential vote was rigged and vowed to help the opposition defeat curbs on news and …

Striking right balance on Iran
Chicago Tribune – United States
By Andrew Parasiliti There are voices calling for President Barack Obama to side more openly with demonstrators in Iran and to take steps to further isolate …

Top US commander warns of Iran influence in Lat Am
MIAMI (AFP) — Iran’s growing influence in Latin America is a “potential risk” to the region, the newly-appointed head of the US Southern Command,…

Media World: How well do we understand Iran?
By Jonathan Berr
Mehdi Semati, Associate professor at Eastern Illinois University whose book Media, Culture and Society in Iran was published in 2008, told DailyFinance that foreign reporters are presenting a simplistic view of Iran. …
-world-how-well-do-we-understand-iran/ Congressional Attempts to Undermine People …
By Adam Blickstein
Today, Mahmoud Ahmadinajd emerged after nearly a week of virtual silence with the following blustery and propagandist statement: In a speech in the port town of Assaluyeh he said: “Do you want to speak [with Iran] with this tone? If…

Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive – What next in Iran “ – Blogs …
By Eliza, AC360°
Despite his threat of “bloodshed,” and the subsequent beatings and shooting deaths by government agents, the open protests on Iran’s streets by hundreds of thousands of people have dented the shield of invincibility of Iran’s Supreme …

The Online News Page “ Iran Crisis: Can Obama and U.S. Deal with a …
By Editor
Iran’s Embattled Supreme Leader: A Test for Ayatollah Khamenei (source: TIME) · Iran Crisis: Can Obama and U.S. Deal with a Divided Iran? (source: TIME) · Fighting the Taliban: Pakistan Army’s Flawed Strategy (source: TIME) …

Scholars and Rogues “ CNN’s Iran timeline omits US-backed ‘53 coup
By Brad Jacobson
According to the timeline, which begins in 1979, Iran has “been at odds with the West and some of its neighbors” since the overthrow of the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. It refers to the Shah as having been“pro-Western. …

FIFA asks Iran to clarify reports players punished
Washington Post – United States
AP GENEVA — FIFA has asked Iran’s soccer federation to respond to reports that players have been punished for supporting the political opposition.…

Iran’s Revolution Will Come, But This Isn’t It
Policy Innovations – New York,NY,USA
In turn, Iranian-Americans in the United States—many of whom fled Iran following the 1979 revolution—have held large demonstrations of their own in New York …

Britain replaces USA as Iran’s verbal target
The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — Britain has replaced America as Iran’s “Great Satan.” That’s the upshot of the announcement Wednesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran is …

After Iran reluctance, US rescinds Jul. 4 invites
PRESS TV – Tehran,Iran
“We have made a strategic decision to engage on a number of fronts with Iran… We tried many years of isolation, and we’re pursuing a different path now. …

Israel’s Lieberman Raps US on Iran, Settlements
By Tim McGirk and Romesh Ratnesar / Jerusalem Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009 For a man who has a reputation for being blunt and confrontational, Avigdor Lieberman …,8599,1907071,00.html

Lieberman, Lieberman jab Obama on Iran
Politico – Washington,DC,USA
You want Iran to be the boogie-man, and it’s driving you nuts, literally, that more is changing there than ever would have under Bush. …

Iran’s attacks on UK tap into centuries of suspicion
CNN International – USA
By Richard Allen Greene LONDON, England (CNN) — With protests flaring on the streets of Iran, Tehran has singled out one foreign power for particular …

Memo to the Mullahs — It’s Over Boys
The Mullahs of Iran may not realize it yet, but it’s over — maybe not this week, or even this year, but make no mistake their days are numbered. …

Iran’s struggle, and ours – Miami,FL,USA
With nearly 70 million people occupying the tableland between the oil-rich Caspian Sea and the oil-rich Persian Gulf, Iran is the Muslim world’s universal …

Afghan Issue Looms as Merkel Meets Obama
New York Times – United States
Advisers said in Berlin Wednesday that the talks would emphasize the environment, the ongoing crisis in Iran and the global economy, among a host of issues. …

Did Habitat Use Iran Conflict to Attract Twitterers? (subscription) – USA
by Emma Hall LONDON ( — UK furniture retailer Habitat has sparked consumer backlash and negative publicity for using the unrest in Iran to drive …

Americans dial in to Iran crisis via Twitter
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
As for Tobias’ alleged overseas locale, it’s part of a worldwide campaign– spread virally via Facebook messages, e-mails and tweets – to thwart Iran’s…

New Iraq bombing…Iran protest put down…Sanford affair fallout …
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran isn’t relenting in its use of a massive police presence to thwart expressions of dissent. Witnesses say a large security force using …

Telecoms Helped Iran Spy On the Net; Same Technology Used Here …
By Susie Madrak
I know we’d all like to think there are ways to protect our privacy online, but there really aren’t any – at least, any we have access to. And as long as Congress is too afraid of seeming “soft on terror,” it’s unlikely that legislation …

t r u t h o u t | Time for Solidarity With Iran
Iranian-American demonstrators took to the streets of Los Angeles and protested outside the White House in Washington against the Iran election results and what they say are crimes against humanity and democracy as the Iranian …

PoliGazette “ Frustration And Rage With Iran
By Jason Arvak
iran-protest Writing at ThreatsWatch, blogger Steve Schippert today published photos from what he called Iran’s “Tienanmen Square” and the images certainly are disturbing. There really is no overstating the brutality and depravity of …

YID With LID: Iran Massacres Prove the UN is Impotent
By Sammy Benoit
People are being killed in Iran. Where is the U.N.? What institution could be better positioned to relieve President Obama of his worries about America standing up unilaterally for freedom in Iran? The U.N. is the self-styled overlord …

Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive – In Iran, family members wait …
Iran went back centuries when the Islamic regime took over. Gigi Evans… Ga, June 25th, 2009 11:27 am ET. This is a sad situation. The people that are in charge obviously do not care about how these people are suffering emotionally. …
-members-wait-and-worry-outside-evin-prison/ Just Relax – Obama’s Dealing With Iran …
By (The Aged P)
This depth of experience has enabled him to understand the significance of the events in Iran far more effectively than President Sarkozy of France. On June 16th Sarkozy “branded Iran’s election result a fraud” whereas Obama merely said …

Israpundit “ Blog Archive “ EXCLUSIVE: U.S. contacted Iran’s …
By Jerry Gordon
All Obama got for his ridiculous diplomatic initiative was a rebuke at Friday prayers by theological autocrat, Iran’s Supreme Ruler, Khamenei. Iranian election protesters in turn got beaten and killed in the bloody repression splattered …

Hit & Run New at Reason: Steve Chapman on Iran – Reason Magazine Sadly, I know a self-styled libertarian who is so blinded by his dislike of the USA that any murderous regime gets a soft spot in his heart – from Cuba and North Korea to Iran – as long as it is sufficiently anti-American. …

The Online News Page “ Iran Crisis: Can Obama and U.S. Deal with a …
By Editor
Mark Sanford Sex Scandal: South Carolina and GOP Assess the Damage (source: Time) · Can the U.S. Deal with a Divided Iran? (source: Time) · Iran reform leader says he won’t end his challenge (source: SF Gate) · U.S. economy contracts …

Why Obama should forget negotiations with Iran and get tough – USA
And he can no longer duck on Iran. the time for stronger words was a week ago. The time has come for action. As he pointed out in his last press conference, …

Presidential election was milestone in Iran’s history: president
Tehran Times – Iran
He went on to say that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always challenged the world’s system, opining that Iran has succeeded to break up the political, …

Reasons behind Iran absence in G8 meeting
PRESS TV – Tehran,Iran
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hassan Qashqavi has explained why Iran will not take part in a meeting of the eight industrialized nations (G8) on Afghanistan. …

Colorado Iranians monitor turmoil with hope, anger
Denver Post – Denver,CO,USA
Born and raised in Iran, Neda came to the United States 14 years ago. Like other Iranians, she has watched with a mixture of sadness and disbelief in the …

Giving voice to the voiceless, in Iran and the Arab world
Globe and Mail – Canada
Do you hear the silence coming from the Arab world over events in Iran? Let’s start with Arab leaders, experts at vote rigging – if they hold elections at …

IRAN: Intelligence ministry claims to have uncovered ‘terrorist’ plots
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Iran’s intelligence ministry is claiming to have uncovered “terrorist” plots aimed at destabilizing the country during the recent presidential election, … -intellige

Twitter opens eyes to Iran’s unrest
Edmonton Journal – Edmonton,Alberta,Canada
It’s hard to tell, from this remove, how useful Twitter has been within Iran to help protesters plan and communicate. The strength and the weakness of …

Iran protesters alter tactics to avoid death
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
By Eli Lake (Contact) | Thursday, June 25, 2009 Iran’s pro-democracy movement is changing strategy and will use smaller and more dispersed demonstrations to …

G8 Meeting On Afghanistan Now Overshadowed By Iran
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty – Prague,Czech Republic
But Iran’s postelection violence has caused a shift in focus for the meeting, which is tasked with laying the groundwork for the G8 summit in L’Aquila on …

Obama: Iran must stop violence against protesters
The Associated Press
Obama said he is not interfering in Iran’s internal affairs but condemns what he called unjust actions as the Iranian people attempt to debate their future.

Will digital dissent win in Iran and China?
Christian Science Monitor – USA
Just one image in cyber space, such as the killing of Neda Agha-Soltan during Iran’s protests, can plant doubts about a regime’s claim to power– even among …

Iran criticizes EU over ‘biased attitude’
PRESS TV – Tehran,Iran
Iran has lashed out at the European Union, saying the bloc has pursued a“biased and partial attitude” toward the post-election unrest in the country. …

The New Republic: Iran’s History Of Violence
by Steven R. Ward Iranian police officers perform in a parade during police maneuvers in the capital of Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008. …

Obama, Merkel to meet under cloud of disagreement
The Associated Press
“We will discuss the situation in Iran, the question of North Korea’s nuclear program and, of course, our joint efforts toward stabilization and security in …

US rescinds July 4 invitations to Iran diplomats
Early this month, before Iran’s disputed June 12 presidential elections, Clinton had sent US diplomats instructions to invite Iranians to the Independence …

Iran: Mousavi under ‘house arrest’
Adnkronos International English – Roma,Lazio,Italy
Unrest has grown in Iran since hardline presidential incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner of the 12 June election – a vote the opposition …

Iran reform leader says pressure to drop challenge
The Associated Press
Iran’s opposition leader pledged Thursday not to withdraw his election challenge despite what he said were attempts to isolate and discredit him,…

Gonzo information on the Internet
Globe and Mail – Canada
There has been almost as much coverage of the way the revolution in Iran has been Tweeted as there has been of the revolution itself, but when everything …

Joan Z. Shore: Clueless in Iran: America’s Déjà Vu All Over Again
By Joan Z. Shore
Weeks before Khomeini’s arrival, his devoted young follower, Zadig Ghobezadig, visited our office — time and again —telling us there was going to be a revolution in Iran, and that Khomeini would overturn the Shah. …

Have the protestors lost in Iran? “ BBC World Have Your Say
By World Have Your Say
And what’s happened to the footballers who made their own protest during a world cup qualifier? They got people’s attention but is sport an effective weapon of resistance?. Have the protestors in Iran lost this match? …

Behind the Protests, Social Upheaval in Iran
New York Times – United States
Updated, June 24, 11:10 pm | Shirin Neshat, an Iranian artist, joins our
discussion and expresses uncertainty about Iran’s future. …

Under the Islamic umbrella: Hardliners and protesters both want to …
New York Daily News – New York,NY,USA
By Sanam Vakil Nearing the two-week mark, Iran’s postelection drama continues to unfold as the government seeks to restore national stability in the wake of …

Iran’s Web Spying Aided By Western Technology –
Jun 22, 2009 … Iran has developed, with the assistance of European telecom companies, one of the world’s most sophisticated mechanisms for controlling and …

Iranian women take key role in protests
USA Today – USA
One scene stood out, and “he couldn’t believe his eyes,” said Mortazavi, 27, who came to the USA from Iran in 2002 and is helping to coordinate protests in …

Furniture store apologises over Iran tweets
LONDON (AFP) — A furniture chain apologised Wednesday after keywords relating to the current unrest in Iran appeared in Twitter messages promoting offers in …

New Amateur Videos Reportedly Show Police, Protesters Clash in Iran
amateur video purportedly showing clashes between protesters and police in Iran was posted on YouTube. amateur video purportedly showing clashes between …,2933,528201,00.html

Iran bans election protest footballers – UK
Ali Karimi during Iran’s World Cup qualifying match in South Korea. Photograph: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters Their gesture attracted worldwide comment and drew the …

Parents of Greek journalist arrested in Iran call for son’s release
The Canadian Press – ATHENS, Greece
ATHENS, Greece — The parents of a Greek journalist arrested in Iran appealed early Thursday for their son’s release. Iranian state-run TV has confirmed the …

David Bromwich: Iran Was an Easier Enemy Before We Saw Their Faces
By David Bromwich
All vicarious politics is sick — the more eager, excited, and fraternal, the more prone to self-deception.

Iran: An Iranian Blogger on “The Beginning of the End” | Enduring …
By Scott Lucas
The Latest from Iran (25 June): The Sounds of Silence Receive our latest updates by email or RSS- SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FEED This morning I learned of the.

TIMELINE: Ups and downs in British-Iranian ties
Reuters – USA
(Reuters) – Britain is expelling two Iranian diplomats after Iran forced two British diplomats to leave, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Tuesday.…

Obama Defends Iran Policy
580 CFRA Radio – Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
After days of censure by his critics, American President Barack Obama is defending his stance on Iran and the violence in the country over its disputed …

World watching protests in Iran
Bloomington Pantagraph – IL, USA
By the Pantagraph Editorial Board One can’t help thinking of protests in China’s Tiananmen Square 20 years ago this month when looking at protests in Iran …

Kenneth T. Tellis: The Blood of 26-year old Iranian martyr Neda … – Worth,IL,USA
The Iranian people who in 1979 revolted against the corrupt government of the American puppet Mohamed Reza Pahlavi Shah-in-Shah of Iran, had not bargained …

Struggle in Iran’s streets beyond elections
Real News Network – New York,NY,USA
Furthermore, Mr. Kouhestaninejad doesn’t represent all the trade unions in Iran, thus how can he speak for all unionized people in the Islamic Republic? …

A Breath of Fresh Air in Iran
American Chronicle – Beverly Hills,CA,USA
Iran recently had a controversial election for president, which has caused deadly demonstrations throughout the country. I am actually surprised they even …

Journalist Saberi urges Iran to free aid worker
The Associated Press
Saberi, jailed in Iran on spying charges and released last month, told The Associated Press she hopes to help other prisoners she says have been wrongly …

Can the US Deal With a Divided Iran?
“The most treacherous government is Britain,” Ayatullah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, intoned at Friday prayers on June …,8599,1907015,00.html

Twitter vs CNN: Blood on the streets – United Kingdom
Pictures from the protests in Iran uploaded on Twitter Photo: REUTERS“Blood on the streets of Iran” cried out the headlines at the weekend on Cable Network …

Ahmadinejad Reaps Benefits of Stacking Key Iran Agencies With His …
New York Times – United States
By NEIL MacFARQUHAR President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has maintained a markedly low profile since Iran’s disputed presidential election erupted into bloody…

Bit by Careful Bit, Obama Toughens Stance on Iran
New York Times – United States
By HELENE COOPER WASHINGTON — In his first public comments in the aftermath of Iran’s elections, President Obama pledged early last week to“continue to …

In protest: Iran makes war on Iranians
Chicago Tribune – United States
But the rulers in a place like Iran are more like conquerors presiding over a subject people. Sometimes, like right now, that fact becomes inescapable,…

Blair On Iran: Change Is “Fundamental”
CBS News – New York,NY,USA
(CBS) In an online exclusive interview today with Katie Couric, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the change that’s happening in Iran is …

Senators Push Digital Code of Conduct
Forbes – NY,USA
Tentative legislation could reward US companies that help online activists in Iran — and punish those that suppress them. In the wake of the disputed…

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